NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting April 19, Verizon Wireless customers in more than 25 small towns in Middle Tennessee can take advantage of the company's high speed 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. Residents in the following communities will now have access to the first 4G LTE wireless network in Tennessee: Adams, Bon Aqua, Centerville, Carthage, Chapmansboro, Cornersville, Cross Plains, Cumberland Furnace, Greenbrier, Lascassas, Lewisburg, Lynchburg, Lynnville, McEwen, McMinnville, Mooresville, Pleasant View, Portland, Pulaski, Readyville, Santa Fe, Smithville, Springfield, Stiversville, Westmoreland, White House, Winchester and Woodbury.
Customers with 4G LTE devices will experience speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon's 3G network, making it possible to stream video, share files and surf the web on smartphones and tablets faster than ever. The 4G LTE network, which currently covers more than 85 percent of Tennessee's population, will also enhance in-building penetration, making the wireless signal accessible to customers in some places where it was previously unavailable.
"We understand the advantages access to a high speed wireless network can bring to small business owners, students and families," said Jerry Fountain, president of Verizon Wireless' Carolinas/Tennessee region. "We are the first carrier to offer 4G LTE service in Tennessee, and Verizon has shown its continued commitment to residents by investing more than $1.1 billion since 2003 to provide the most innovative and reliable service available."
Verizon's 4G LTE network covers more than 200 million people in over 200 markets nationwide, and the company offers more than 20 options of tablets, smartphones and hotspots to access it. In fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers can expect average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about 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 108 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 82,000 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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