If you run a business where generally broadband services are not available, U.S. Cellular has a new simple Internet solution for you.
The carrier today announced the availability of a 4G LTE Router for consumers and small businesses. This is not a mobile hotspot, but rather a regular router with built-in 4G LTE capability. U.S. Cellular says the router can support up to 30 Wi-Fi clients at a time, and data is $20 per month when added to any Shared Connect plan.
The router itself is made by Netgear and costs $100 when you sign up for a two-year data plan. Apart from support for Wi-Fi devices, you can also use regular Ethernet-ready (wired) devices with the router via its four LAN ports. While it doesn't come with a built-in battery, it's quite small and lightweight, and can be easily moved around.
Needless to say this solution is only viable where there's coverage from U.S. Cellular, and is a step in the carrier's big move to 4G LTE this year.