Friday, March 30, 2007

Can you hear me -- a little faster now

Verizon Wireless said this week it expanded its next generation of its wireless high-speed Internet network along the Front Range as well ski resorts and other cities along Interstate 70 in western Colorado.
The newest generation boosts upload speeds by nine times to between 500 and 800 kilobits per second and download speeds by double to between 600 kilobits and 1.4 megabits per second, said Bob Kelley, a Verizon Wireless spokesman in Denver.

Verizon launched its wireless high-speed Internet network last November in Colorado Springs.
The bad news: existing users will have to pay between $149.99 and $179.99 (after a $50 rebate) for a new wireless card. The service costs $59.99 a month for customers who also have Verizon Wireless cell phone service and $79.99 for stand-alone service.

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