Verizon's 4G LTE network set to expand on February 16thAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Looks like AT&T isn't the only carrier announcing a 4G LTE network expansion today. Verizon Wireless has announced that it plans to expand its LTE network in four different markets across the U.S. and launch it in another on February 16th. Here's where Verizon's 4G LTE coverage will be growing tomorrow:
- Little Rock, Ark.
- Rapid City, S.D.
- Clarksville, Tenn.
- San Antonio, Texas
- Cookeville, Tenn.
Like AT&T's expansion, this latest one from Verizon isn't as big as some we've seen in the past, but it's always nice to see more 4G LTE goodness being spread across the country. You can find Verizon's full press release announcing the expansion below, which notes that the carrier will have LTE coverage in 196 markets after tomorrow's growth. How many of you are in one of Verizon's 4G LTE markets?
Verizon Expands Its 4G LTE Network In Four Markets And Brings Service To One New Market On Feb. 16
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — 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.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 108.7 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.