However, that's for wired broadband. Compared to satellite broadband providers, the data cap is competitive.
The speed is competitive as well, with Verizon Wireless selling HomeFusion in areas with its 4G LTE service and obviously leveraging the service for the broadband access. Dallas, Nashville, Tenn., and Birmingham, Ala., will be the first areas to get the service, later this month.
Verizon is advertising 5 to 12Mbps for downloads, and 2 to 5Mbps for uploads, just as with its LTE mobile service. Speed is one thing, though. The recent outages on the Verizon LTE network have to be factored into the equation as well.
The data cap is another negative. As reported by Sandvine, in Sept. 2011, the average U.S. and Canadian household used 22.7GB of data.
That's average, not median data use, though. Median data usage was just 5.8 gigabytes, which means that half of all households used less than that value. The service could therefore work for many households.
If you're in one of the rural or otherwise wired broadband-limited areas, HomeFusion may be for you. Don't forget the other alternatives, such as satellite broadband, though.