According to Rob Pegoraro of The Washington Post, Verizon Wireless’s EvDO service, BroadbandAccess, is quite impressive. His tests in the DC area yielded speeds that rival DSL, even from a moving Metro train. At $80 per month, the price for this service is dear, but there will be plenty of users willing pony up when the coverage area expands out of the two test markets (DC and San Diego). BusinessWeek ran an article in November that, except for sluggish logins, describes a similar experience with the service.
Unfortunately, those of us living in such backwater burgs as New York will have to wait for Verizon to bring the service to our area. Details of a national rollout have yet to be announced by Verizon.