Nearly two years after launching 5G home broadband, Verizon is now rolling out a home internet service based on its 4G LTE coverage, too.
Verizon LTE Home Internet is now available in three markets: Savannah, GA; Springfield, MO; and Tri Cities, TN/VA/KY. Pricing is set at $40 per month for Verizon wireless subscribers and $60 per month for non-Verizon wireless customers. Those prices include a $10 discount that you get for enrolling in paperless billing and autopay.
You'll need the LTE Home Internet router for the service which costs $240 or $10 per month over 24 months. If you opt for that monthly device payment plan, Verizon will give you a $10 per month credit for 24 months to cancel out the cost of the router.
With Verizon's LTE Home Internet service, you'll get typical download speeds of 25Mbps and peak speeds of 50Mbps. Unlimited data is included.
If you're interested in Verizon's new home internet service, you can go here to check the availability in your area.
As for why it's decided to launch 4G LTE-based home internet service now, here's what Frank Boulbe, Verizon's SVP of consumer marketing and products, had to say:
"With LTE Home Internet, our most awarded 4G LTE network will provide Internet connectivity for customers in more rural parts of America who may not have access to broadband Internet service - a critical need, especially now, when so many are counting on reliable connectivity for remote work and educational needs."
While these LTE Home Internet speeds may not seem super fast compared to some ISPs, the service could be good for folks in rural areas who have one or zero other options for high-speed data. Plus, as some ISPs implement data caps, the unlimited data of Verizon's service does help to make it more interesting.
Does $40 or $60 per month for 4G LTE-based home internet with unlimited data sound appealing to you?