The 4G network will provide download speeds of 5 to 12Mb/s and upload rates of 2 to 5Mb/s, which Verizon says is up to 10x faster than its EV-DO network. The company also claims its 4G service halves the latency of its 3G. Plans will start at $50 for 5GB of data, while a 10GB option costs $80. Both options cost $10 for every gig you go over.
Verizon doesn't have any 4G-compatible smartphones ready to take advantage of its speedier network, but it will offer two different USB modems for $100 when the service goes live. Mind you, they're $100 after you sign a two-year contract and cash a $50 main-in rebate. 4G handsets should arrive early next year, especially with CES coming.