ERIE, Pa., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
WHAT: Verizon Wireless recently enhanced its fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage in a portion of Erie, Pa., near Gannon University. 4G LTE empowers Verizon Wireless customers with compatible devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, and download files wirelessly at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks.
WHERE: Verizon Wireless first debuted its 4G LTE network in Erie in June 2011. Recently, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network was further enhanced near the Gannon University campus, north to Peninsula Drive, east to Lake Cliff Drive, south to East 38th Street and west to Interstate 79.
BACKGROUND: "4G LTE is changing the way customers interact with the world via next generation apps, devices and solutions," said Mark Frazier, president–Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region, Verizon Wireless. "By investing in wireless broadband, we're investing in local communities and economies where our customers live, work and play."
Verizon Wireless has the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. Launched in December 2010, our 4G LTE network is available in more than 500 markets to 97 percent of the population and covers more than 303 million people in the U.S., including those in areas served by our LTE in Rural America partners. Our 4G LTE covers more than 99 percent of the company's 3G network footprint.
The growth of the 4G LTE network has fostered development of new and innovative solutions as diverse as LTE-connected cars and remote medical diagnostic options. One solution recently brought to market is the Verizon 4G LTE Router, which can support wired and Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously, allowing users to take it on vacation or business travel to stay connected.
The company also offers a full line of 'smart accessories' across the categories of health and fitness, lifestyle and toys that leverage its leading portfolio of mobile devices and networks. For a full list of smart accessories please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories.
For the first time since the study moved to a regional format in 2004, Verizon Wireless is the first wireless provider to rank highest across all six regions of the country in the J.D. Power 2013 Wireless Network Quality StudySM – Vol. 2. The study found Verizon Wireless performs significantly better than the industry average in all three quality categories – calling, messaging and data – within all six regions.
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About Verizon Wireless: Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE and 3G networks. The company serves 101.2 million retail customers, including 95.2 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 72,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.
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