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Verizon Expanding 4G LTE Network in 4 markets Thursday, Adding One New Market

by Todd Haselton | February 15, 2012February 15, 2012 12:15 pm PDT

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Verizon Wireless said on Wednesday that it will expand existing 4G LTE networks in four markets on Thursday, February 16th. The expansion markets include Little Rock, Arkansas; Rapid City, South Dakota; Clarksville, Tennessee; and San Antonio, Texas. Verizon will also activate its 4G LTE network in Cookeville, Tennessee after which it will officially cover 200 million people across 196 4G LTE markets. AT&T, by comparison, announced its 28th LTE market on Wednesday.

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VERIZON EXPANDS ITS 4G LTE NETWORK IN FOUR MARKETS AND BRINGS SERVICE TO ONE NEW MARKET ON FEB. 16

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless, owner of the nation’s fastest 4G network, is expanding its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) in four markets and launching the service in one new market on Feb. 16.  Following the launches on Feb. 16, more than 200 million people in 196 markets across the United States can take advantage of the blazingly fast speeds offered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network with a wide variety of 4G LTE devices, including the DROID 4 by Motorola and the DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola.

On Thursday, Feb. 16, the company will expand its 4G LTE network in Little Rock, Ark.; Rapid City, S.D.; Clarksville, Tenn.; and San Antonio, plus turn on its 4G LTE network in Cookeville, Tenn.

“As the nation’s largest 4G LTE network, our focus remains on continuing to expand the network while providing our customers with an unmatched 4G experience,” said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless.  “We remain committed to offering the strongest service available with the same gold standards our customers have come to expect from our reliable 3G network.”

4G LTE Speed and Coverage

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE users 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 4G LTE coverage areas, 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.

4G LTE Markets

On Feb. 16, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will be available in 196 markets.  Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for a full list of 4G LTE markets, and additional information about Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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