Verizon Wireless is launching a nation-wide, broadband wireless network. It has been testing in San Diego and Washington D.C. since October and word is that they plan to have all of the country's major markets covered by the end of 2004. Currently, outside of SD and DC, you still get service, but at speeds of 40-60kbps. The braodband network, when you're in it, boasts speeds of 300-600kbps with bursts up to 2.4mbps.
Wow! Would this be cool for me or what?
Problem is, it comes with a price tag of $80/mo. + a $150 PC card. Currently my wireless solutions run me about $20/mo, but I have to be in very specific places. I don't know that 4 times that amount per month is worth the felxibility of having it virtually anywhere.
But it sure would be cool as hell.
Edit to add: Of course, I could always go satellite for $99/mo. ;-)