If you’ve ever experienced the power of Verizon 4G LTE, you know the speed can be fast—comparable, if not faster, than a home connection. Sure, a typical home network connected via cable is capable of delivering acceptable service under the right conditions, but if you live off the beaten path, you may be out of luck. If you like to surf the web, stream movies, download files or even work from home, things like coverage, reliability and speed matter. With more than 500 markets and counting, Verizon has the nation’s largest 4G LTE network. But what about that speed?
4G LTE vs. cable
Verizon 4G LTE wireless broadband is 10 times faster than 3G—able to handle download speeds between 5 and 12 Mbps (Megabits per second) and upload speeds between 2 and 5 Mbps, with peak download speeds approaching 50 Mbps. Cable speeds vary, but 4 to 12 Mbps are common.
What does megabits per second mean to you? The bit rate plays an important part in the quality of movies and videos. As download rates approach 5 Mbps, you will experience fewer pauses while your HD video streams. If you and your neighbors have cable, you’re all sharing the same lines. During peak Internet times, your speeds may slow down. The same slowdown may occur when you upload (transfer) or download large files, stream music and more.
Break free from your ISP
If you live in an area with limited broadband options, LTE Internet (Installed) can still give you reliable, high-speed Internet service. Available wherever Verizon 4G LTE service is offered, LTE Internet (Installed) provides average download speeds between 5 and 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps—not to mention Wi-Fi connectivity for up to 20 devices and wired connectivity for up to four devices. Now that’s a home network.
LTE Internet (Installed) offers professional installation with no equipment charge (with new two-year agreement) and no activation fee. Visit verizonwireless.com to see if LTE Internet (Installed) is available in your area. You might also be eligble for Verizon's 4G LTE Advanced, the next gen network which offers 50% faster peak download speeds.