Nextel starts selling wireless broadband

Apr 15 2004 - 01:53 AM ET | Nextel
Nextel has moved out of the testing phase and recently started selling its wireless broadband service. Currently only available in North Carolina, the service offers speeds comparable to what wired broadband offers (1.5-3 megabits). bq. The company set four levels of prices for consumers, from an introductory offer of $35 per month for 150 megabytes of downloads at slower speeds to $75 per month for unlimited downloads at top network speed.

Nextel will also offer cards and modems to connect laptop and desktop computers to the network. The service is available to customers who don't use Nextel cellular service. We first mentioned Nextel Wireless Broadband early this year. Look for the service to expand.