AT&T’s latest home broadband service isn’t DSL or fiber. It’s LTE

Gigaom

AT&T(s t) has found another use for its LTE and HSPA networks besides connecting iPhones and Android devices to the internet. It’s connecting homes. Ma Bell has started offering a residential broadband and voice service that relies on a 3G/4G modem for its link back to the network rather than traditional wireline access technologies.

FierceWireless first spotted the new service on AT&T’s website, which shows that that its is now available in Delaware; Maryland; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Virginia; West Virginia, Washington, D.C.; and parts of eastern Kentucky on the West Virginia border. If those locations sound a bit odd, that’s because they’re all — with the exception of Kentucky — outside of AT&T’s traditional wireline operating territory. In fact, they’re squarely in the middle in of Verizon Communications’(s vz)(s vod) turf.

ATT home phone broadband LTE diagramThis home router is clearly the tool AT&T plans to use to expand beyond its wireline footprint, giving…

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