Verizon covers more than 200 million people with 4G LTE

Verizon Wireless announced that it is
turning on 4G LTE in 11 markets and making expansions in seven markets on
December 15, bringing to more than 200 million people in 190 markets across the
United States. 

The company offers a broad array of 4G
LTE-enabled devices, including notebooks and netbooks; hotspots and modems; and
smartphones and tablets, such as the two new DROID XYBOARD tablets by Motorola,
to connect to the largest 4G LTE network in the nation. 

On Thursday, Dec. 15, the company will turn
on its 4G LTE network in Dover, Del.; Lafayette, Ind.; Fitchburg/Leominster,
Mass.; Duluth, The Rochester Area and St. Cloud, Minn.; Manchester/Nashua,
N.H.; Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Findlay/Tiffin and Youngstown/Warren, Ohio; and
Indiana, Pa.  The company is also making expansions on Dec. 15 in San
Diego and San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Savannah, Ga.; Chicagoland, Ill.;
and Baltimore and Hagerstown, Md. 

“Introducing the 4G LTE network has
been the fastest rollout of any next-generation network in our history.
 In one year and 10 days, we have brought 4G LTE to more than 200 million
people.  That’s more than twice as fast as our 3G network rollout,”
said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless. 

4G LTE users would 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,
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 an area already covered by 4G LTE. 

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