Verizon's new home networking gear not so new

Belkin routerHey, it actually makes sense that Verizon starts pushing some home networking gear. After all, they've been hitting up the DSL space for a few years now. It's not like we were waiting for their hardware to do the home networking thing, however. We invited D-Link, Netgear and Linksys into our home LAN some time ago. Verizon must want an invite too, so they've just banded with Belkin to supply Verizon-branded routers and network adapters. Belkin will provide both the hardware and the tech support; watch for the new gear in your local Verizon retail shop. Here's hoping it's not just a complete rebadge; it's about time for a facelift on the flat, squatty Belkin routers we still see.

[Thanks, Pedro]