Rural Alabama Pastor Completes Online Degree with HomeFusion Broadband

Overcoming connectivity issues with HomeFusion Broadband.

By on July 4, 2012

Steve Knox, a senior pastor at New Beginnings Community Church in rural Graysville, Alabama, was in the process of completing his online seminary degree when he started running into some technical issues.

His devices weren’t the problem. Like most modern households, Knox and his family have access to plenty of home technology – a desktop computer, two laptops and a tablet. Knox’s dilemma was one that a significant number of rural neighborhoods in the United States face: his local cable company doesn’t offer high-speed broadband Internet service.

“There aren’t enough residents out here to justify their cost to run a cable to us,” Knox said.

Knox was depending on a 3G data card from another wireless carrier for his Internet access, and the service was easily bogged down, especially when several of his family members were online at the same time. The Internet connection would “time out” in the middle of a test, forcing him to seek special permission to retake exams.

So when Knox heard about HomeFusion℠ Broadband, he immediately started researching the option. Once he started using it, his online experience vastly improved.

“I will tell you what I told my brother who lives down the road,” Knox said. “This HomeFusion thing is screaming fast. My son can be watching YouTube videos while I’m watching a lecture, and there are absolutely no glitches. It is a far, far superior product.”

Knox successfully completed his degree from Southern California Seminary last month, using HomeFusion Broadband for his final exams.

HomeFusion Broadband works by bringing 4G LTE signals to a home router, connecting multiple wired and wireless devices inside homes in areas with limited traditional broadband options. The cylinder-shaped antenna is professionally installed, and the product’s innovative design includes multiple internal antennae allowing the device to pick up Verizon’s 4G LTE signal. The broadband router can connect up to four wired and at least 20 wireless devices inside the home using Wi-Fi, including everything from computers to gaming consoles.

This new service leverages Verizon’s 4G LTE network to deliver home Internet speeds competitive with wireline high-speed Internet.

“I only wish I had this the whole time I was taking classes,” Knox said.