Verizon plans rapid expansion of U.S. 3G wireless network
Friday, January 9, 2004 | by Eamon Hickey
Verizon Wireless has announced plans to dramatically expand its so-called "3G" wireless data network, dubbed BroadbandAccess and already available in two U.S. cities. According to a Verizon press release, BroadbandAccess will be available "throughout significant portions of the Verizon Wireless national [U.S.] footprint" by this summer. The network, based on CDMA cell telephone technology, offers data rates of 300-500 kilobits per second. Service is priced at a flat rate of US$79.99 per month with a one-year contract and currently requires a US$149.99 (after rebate) PC card for access.