LAUREL, Md., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless recently activated new 4G LTE coverage in several central Virginia counties, including Louisa, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Prince George and Charles City Counties, further expanding coverage on the high-speed wireless data network the company first launched in Virginia in 2011. Now, Verizon Wireless customers in Louisa, Dinwiddie, Hopewell and Prince George, as well as additional surrounding towns and communities can use their 4G LTE-enabled devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, share music, and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks.
In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to use their 4G LTE smartphones, tablets, notebooks, laptop modems and mobile hotspots to experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
"We've always believed the best wireless devices deserve the best wireless network," said Mike Maiorana, Regional President for Verizon Wireless in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. "People everywhere are increasingly relying on their tablets, smartphones and apps to stay organized, connected and entertained. Our continued 4G LTE network deployment enables customers to maximize the performance of their wireless devices."
Verizon Wireless customers can also take advantage of HomeFusion™ Broadband, a solution that leverages the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to deliver high-speed, in-home Internet access for residential broadband, particularly in areas where Internet options are limited or are not currently available. With HomeFusion, Verizon Wireless' powerful 4G LTE network is delivered to an antenna attached to the exterior of a customer's residence. This antenna then transmits a signal to an in-home broadband router which provides connectivity for four wired and up to 20 wireless devices in the household using Wi-Fi. Customers can purchase the HomeFusion Broadband in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and at select local agents.
Currently, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available in more than 440 markets across the United States. When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, 4G LTE devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless' 3G network, where available, 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.
Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and a list of current markets.
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.
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