On Tuesday, March 6, Verizon Wireless announced a new version of its wireless broadband service designed for rural and remote homes. As National Broadband Services is a constant issue. The service, called HomeFusion, could be a viable competitor for satellite broadband providers, and could also appeal to households where DSL is the only fixed-line option.


HomeFusion’s service starts at $60 per month for 10 GB of data, enough for about 10 hours of HD video. It will first be deployed in the Dallas, Nashville, and Birmingham areas, and Verizon’s goal is to provide the service everywhere it has coverage, via its new LTE wireless network, by the end of this year. Many smaller companies offer wireless broadband for home use, but none cover such a large area.


Verizon says HomeFusion’s transfer speeds are 5-12 mbps for downloads and 2-5 mbps for uploads, but LTE network users have reported download speeds of up to 70 mbps, about 10 times the download speed of Verizon’s DSL service. With DSL, however, the amount of data is unlimited. The 10 GB plan would limit streaming video to a few hours per month. Verizon will also offer step-up plans at rates of $90 per month for 20 GB and $120 per month for 30 GB.




Rainbow PUSH Coalition: Media and Telecommunications Symposium Friday, November 18 – Capital Hilton Hotel

November 10, 2011

Registered for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Media and Telecommunications Symposium, November 18, 2011 at the Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC –  do it today!  Sessions and Speakers are as follows: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The National Broadband Plan Breakfast “Getting to Universal Adoption”   Moderator  Navarrow Wright (Chief Technology Officer) Interactive One  Speakers  Blair [...]

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May 10, 2011

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National Broadband Plan: Thomas C. Power Comments of Status high speed

April 5, 2011

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National Broadband: Blair Levin states National Broadband a collection of ideas not a Blueprint

April 2, 2011

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Digital Empowerment: African Americans, Small Business and the Internet

March 30, 2011

March 30th, 2011 at Howard University Google presents: Digital Empowerment: African Americans, Small Business and the Internet How can you use the Internet to promote your small business? What tools can you use to increase your online sales? Join us to learn about free Google tools that can help African American entrepreneurs grow their businesses [...]

National BroadbandPlan: National Press Club March 2, 2011

March 1, 2011

The National Broadband Plan and the Underserved – One Year Later Date: Mar 2 2011 – 9:00am – 11:00am Location:  National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW Holeman Lounge, Washington, DC, 20045, United States The National Broadband Plan and the Underserved – One Year Later As the first anniversary of the Federal Communication Commission’s National [...]

DeeNice, The Digital Dynamo: Low Income Help with Cable Program Called LifeLine

February 28, 2011

There are many new programs sparked by the National Broadband Plan. How the program works is the telephone companies receive a subsidy payment from Lifeline. There is a main focus on urban residents. But, there is a High Cost Fund that takes care of people who live more in the country. With three levels a [...]