Verizon Wireless Expands America's Largest 4G LTE Network To More Eastern Shore Communities
Company's 4G LTE Network Available in More Than 410 Markets Across the Country
LAUREL, Md., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless customers in Caroline, Worchester and Somerset Counties in Maryland are now able to experience the blazingly fast speeds and capabilities of America's largest 4G LTE network.
On Friday, October 19, the company activated new clusters of 4G LTE cell sites which are attached to its existing footprint and will now extend coverage into Caroline County as well as south into Worchester and Somerset counties. With this activation, customers who live, work, or travel through the cities of Denton, Greensboro, Snow Hill, Pocomoke City and Princess Anne will now be able to surf the Web, stream music and video, and stay in touch with family, friends and colleagues, all with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.
With this expansion, one of 40 occurring this week, and the introduction of the network in 23 new markets, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is now available in more than 410 markets across the United States, surpassing its previously announced goal of providing its mobile broadband service in 400 markets by the end of this year. The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network covers nearly four out of five people in the U.S. – and offers more 4G LTE coverage in the U.S. than all other networks combined.
"This spring, we launched our 4G LTE network on Maryland's Eastern Shore," said Mike Maiorana, region president, Verizon Wireless. "Now just a few months later, through our continued investment of millions of dollars to expand our regional network infrastructure, we're able to provide more and more communities in Maryland with access to high-speed mobile broadband service which helps attract business, create jobs, decrease health care costs, reduce miles driven, and stimulate creativity, innovation and competition."
Innovations with 4G LTE Technology
To date, Verizon Wireless has introduced 37 4G LTE-enabled devices, including smartphones, tablets, personal Wi-Fi hotspots and more since the network launched 22 months ago. Verizon Wireless customers can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices and solutions to experience the nation's fastest 4G network. The newest 4G LTE devices include the DROID RAZR™ M by Motorola and the Samsung Galaxy S® III. Details can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/4G LTE. Information on plans and pricing for consumers and businesses is available at www.verizonwireless.com/plans.
4G LTE Coverage and Speed
In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, 4G LTE devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless' 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast. Verizon Wireless' 3G network is the most reliable high-speed data network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices today to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their area, or when they travel to areas already covered by 4G LTE.
For more information about Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 96 million retail customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 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. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
SOURCE Verizon Wireless
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