Upper Michigan residents in Ironwood and Bessemer have joined other areas of the U.P. with access to Verizon Wireless’ high-speed 4G LTE wireless network.
The network says it offers wireless Internet speeds that are 10 times faster than those of the 3G network.
For residents in rural areas, Verizon is offering a high-speed residential Internet solution, called “HomeFusion.” The new high-speed home option is a small antenna residents can place on a rooftop to connect up to four wired devices and 20 wireless devices in a single home to Verizon’s wireless network. Verizon representative Colin Deval says this can be a better option for people who don’t have access to high-speed Internet at home – especially those still struggling with dial-up Internet.
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is currently available to more than 250 million people throughout the United States. On November 15, the network expanded to offer 4G LTE service in more than 440 markets throughout the country, including Ironwood and Bessemer. In the Upper Peninsula, Verizon has already already launched 4G LTE in Houghton and Marquette.