Verizon’s 4G LTE home broadband service for rural communities is now available in 48 states and may be worth considering if it’s available in your area. The service, called LTE Home Internet, offers unlimited data, no data usage restrictions, and typical download speeds of 25Mbps with peak speeds of 50Mbps. But it is only available in “parts” of 189 markets and only in areas where the company no longer offers other broadband options such as Fios or its internal 5G service.
LTE home internet starts at $ 40, but that’s only if you’re already on Verizon̵
Regardless of the tariff you pay, you will also need an LTE Home router, which costs $ 240 on its own or $ 10 per month for 24 months through the company’s device payment plan. If you choose a monthly payment plan, Verizon will give you a $ 10 account credit for each of those 24 months.
Verizon first launched the LTE home Internet service in July in several select markets: Savannah, Georgia; Springfield, Missouri; and the Tri-Cities region of Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky. If you want to check if LTE Home Internet is available where you live, you can include your address here on the Verizon website.