Verizon Turns Up the Heat

Today at CES, Verizon Wireless announced their plans to deliver nationwide 1xEV-DO service by 2005, with most major cities covered later this year.

Verizon’s current EV-DO network (which they call BroadbandAccess) has an average speed of 300 to 500 kb with bursts up to two megabits. Verizon plans to invest $1 billion on the venture.