Connecting Rural America

In many parts of the country, logging onto the Internet while at home is as easy as flipping on a light. But the convenience of in-home Internet access isn’t shared by everyone across the country. The FCC recently reported that roughly 19 million Americans don’t have Internet access at home, and 14.5 million of those people live in rural America. Households that lack options for high-speed broadband in their homes have a new option with the growth of 4G LTE networks. 

HomeFusion Broadband™ uses wireless technology to bring high-speed Internet access into homes that may otherwise not have it. Through a home router, the service leverages the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network signal and provides connectivity to every day devices like laptops and gaming consoles, opening a world of possibilities by delivering home Internet speeds competitive with wireline high-speed Internet.

As part of the Verizon LTE in Rural America program, companies are working together to accelerate the rollout and adoption of 4G LTE services in rural areas. With this direct, reliable high-speed connection to the online world, Americans in all parts of the country can enjoy the benefits that Internet connectivity offers. Searching for jobs, taking online classes, staying in touch with friends or running a small business from home all demonstrate the power and speed 4G LTE wireless offers.

As Verizon Wireless 4G LTE continues to expand (its currently available in more than 371 markets), more Americans, especially those in remote areas, can connect online and experience the same opportunities non-rural America has come to know.