Probably not the news that most people are waiting to hear that involves Verizon and Apple but nonetheless it is news. Verizon Wireless will be selling Apple's iPad later this month. Unconfirmed reports still are going around that Verizon will offer the iPhone early next year but again its unconfirmed by either parties.
Although the 3G version of the iPad is not compatible with Verizon's CDMA network, Verizon will be selling the WiFi version with an optional bundle including its "MiFi" device. This device allows one to access Verizon's network using a WiFi connection. One can purchase different data packages.
AT&T will start selling the iPad in its store on 10/28 also with different data packages.
Always compare data plans from the different carriers. Depending on your usage, one maybe more expensive than another. Virgin Mobile has competitive pricing on their data plans with their "MiFi" device.