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[ArsTechnica] FreedomPop launches free home wireless to compete with low-end DSL

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Just over three months after launching its free portable hotspot, FreedomPop now says its ready for the second phase of its expansion plan—a free home wireless connection.

Like its portable device, which requires an $89 deposit to get 500MB of free mobile data over WiMAX, this new device (also with an $89 deposit) will offer 1GB of free data in nearly all of the 80 largest urban markets across the United States.

“You’ll get speeds of 9 to 12Mbps when it’s fully optimized,” FreedomPop’s CEO Stephen Stokols told Ars, saying that it would be comparable to DSL.

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I'm currently testing their mobile Mi-Fi hotspot on my iPod Touch and so far it's been ok. Reception in some areas is a problem. While I'm outside it gets decent signal but I get absolutely nothing at home. I'm not sure I'll be able to live with just 1GB of data but it would be great for people that are internet deficient.
     
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I'd be testing it too, if they were doing any testing in my area at all frown.gif
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