Verizon Wireless Puts Broadband on a Stick
The USB modem also holds up to 4 GB of storage.Verizon Wireless rolled out its broadband on a stick Sept. 27 with the introduction of the USB727 Modem. Developed by Novatel Wireless, of San Diego, Calif., Verizon Wireless claims the device is the worlds smallest EV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) modem. The USB modem is designed to work with any computing device equipped with a Type A USB portincluding most desktops, notebooks and tablet PCsand provides access to Verizon Wireless national wireless broadband network. The device also comes with storage space of up to 4 GB of files, photos or videos.
In addition, the modem includes an integrated dual-band diversity antennae system with flip-up antennae to improve data-speed performance and provide better network signal reception. Verizon Wireless claims average download speeds on its broadband network of 600K bps to 1.4 megabits and average upload speeds of 500-800K bps.