01.22.2013Personal Tech

4G LTE Reaches Rural Areas With Verizon’s HomeFusion Broadband Service


The Verizon 4G LTE network reaches almost 89 percent of the U.S. population, going beyond the borders of cities and into rural areas, bringing with it speeds up to ten times faster than 3G. For Julian Wubben, a farmer in the Forsyth, IL., area, this doesn’t just mean 4G LTE speeds on his phone, but also in his home.

Julian is currently using Verizon’s new HomeFusion® Broadband service for his home computer use. Living only a few miles from Latham, IL., about 15 miles west of Forsyth, DSL service was spotty at best in the area. Misty Adcock, a business specialist at the Verizon Wireless store in Forsyth, mentioned that a lot of towns even five or ten minutes outside the city don't have a reliable DSL option.

Verizon's HomeFusion Broadband service solves that problem by offering a reliable alternative for residential broadband in areas with limited choices. Using a small antenna on a rooftop, HomeFusion harnesses the power of 4G LTE and brings it into the home, allowing users to connect up to 20 wireless devices.

“People often assume we don’t have 4G LTE being in a more rural area,” added Misty. “They are surprised and pleased to learn we do and always can’t wait to check it out on a device. We even have a HomeFusion demo in the store now to better share with customers what 4G LTE offers.”

Julian was looking for something reliable to run his laptops, tablets and desktop computers on for both business and personal use. HomeFusion's speed and reliability has consistently met Julian's internet needs. Julian also mentioned the installation was easier than he expected, stating "A crew came out, tested the best place to put it and had me going in no time."

With Verizon’s 4G LTE setup scheduled to match the company's current 3G footprint by the end of the year, more rural areas such as Forsyth will have the opportunity to experience the power of fast, reliable, state-of-the-art network speed.

Not sure if Verizon’s 4G LTE is available in your area? Visit www.verizonwireless.com/coveragemap today to learn more.

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