If there's one industry that could seriously use a disruption, it's the world of ISPs. Yes, we have options, but too few -- in some locales, none at all. FreedomPop has been trying to shake things up for some time on the mobile front, but now the company has started to accept limited pre-orders for its new home wireless broadband modem scheduled to launch next month. What makes it different than every other router? Reportedly, it'll provide "100 percent free high-speed Internet in the home or small office at speeds faster than typical DSL and on par with most cable providers." FreedomPop Hub Burst preorder users will be given two times the current FreedomPop offering with a minimum of 1 GB of free data each month. Users will also have the ability to earn unlimited data by adding contacts to their network and engaging in partner promotions. The company also offers heavier data users a variety of cost-effective plans, starting at prices under $10 per month, 80 percent cheaper than today's DSL or Cable offerings.
The FreedomPop Hub Burst modem and router boasts wireless antennas to boost speeds as well as Ethernet jacks to connect up to 10 Internet enabled devices, including desktops, TV's and streaming music and video players. FreedomPop will utilize the Clearwire WiMax network, ensuring that installation is as simple as plugging in the device with no time-consuming, complicated installations. Unlike traditional service providers, there are no contracts, no hidden fees and no installation issues.
Not bad for light users if you're willing to play the game!