Verizon Wireless is ready to capitalize on all that work its been doing building out a large LTE network with the release on its new HomeFusion LTE service. The intention here is to move away from DSL, and to also broaden its home Internet service footprint after deciding to not expand FiOS areas any further. If you're in a Verizon LTE area, you can join HomeFusion now, but it won't be cheap. Plans start at $60 per month for 10 GB of data, and go up to $120 per month for 30 GB. Any overages will result in a charge of $10 per GB.
If you’re in Reno and you use AT&T as your broadband Internet provider, you’re now unfortunately the latest victim of this whole capped bandwidth nonsense that seems to be taking hold across the US. It started when Comcast implemented a 250GB per month cap on October 1. Now word has hit that metered billing of between 20-150GB per month is going to be tested in Reno on AT&T’s DSL network. If you are a new customer who’ll be apart of the trial, depending on the speed tier you choose, you’ll get a cap somewhere between 20 and 150 gigabytes per month. If you’re an existing customer, you’ll be chosen to be a part of the trial if your monthly bandwidth happens to exceed 150GB in a month.
The trend is something we are vehemently against, so I figured I’d ask one of the Verizon PR reps that I know on Twitter, Kevin Laverty, if we should expect a similar announcement from Verizon, after another Verizon rep said no. His answer:
That’s an affirmative - Verizon has no plans to cap bandwidth on either its FiOS or High Speed Internet/DSL services.
It doesn’t get much clearer than that. It’ll be a nice bullet-point for Verizon if they can say that FiOS is not only faster, but also is completely uncapped as far as usage goes.
Linksys’ WRT54G2 G Router is an access point for Wireless-G (802.11g at 54Mbps) and -B (802.11b at 11Mbps.) It is also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 switch to connect PCs, hubs, and gadgets by Ethernet and a router for high-speed cable or DSL connection. At a size of 8 x 6.3 x 1.4 and a weight of 9.9 oz, it carries a price of about $50.00 online, depending on where you shop.
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WAAV’s AirBox CM3 can turn your car into a mobile WiFi unit. The broadband cellular router plugs into your car lighter by Ethernet or wirelessly and will keep the connection up to speeds of 100 mph or up to 300 feet when you are parked. Its 3G digital cell phone network seeks out EV-DO, which is comparable to cable Internet or DSL connection. If that fails, it will find an available 2G network. Available for $499.99, you still have to pay for a data plan but at least you won’t have to seek out the nearest Starbucks when a communicative mood strikes you.
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We think it’s about time that designers of iPod accessories make way for the Nintendo DS Lite. WaterField Designs has recently unveiled its DSL case, which is crafted from ballistic nylon with a double layer of leather for its flap and a scratch-free interior liner. At a size of 5.75 x 3.5 x 1.25-inches and a weight of only three oz., the case has enough room to hold the unit, ear buds, charger, several games, and an extra stylus. With your choice of black or a patterned design, the Lite pouch is available for $39.00.
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