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U.S. Cellular launches 4G LTE router for homes, small businesses

U.S. Cellular announces the availability of a 4G LTE router that supports up to 30 Wi-Fi clients, and costs $99 with a two-year plan.

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The new 4G LTE Router from U.S. Cellular U.S. Cellular

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.