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Dec 12, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ


Verizon Wireless is turning on the world

s most
advanced wireless network in 28 additional markets this week, bringing the
blazingly fast speed of 4G LTE to a total of 102 cities across the country.

Today,
consumers and businesses can choose from nine 4
G devices

including three
smartphones, a tablet, two hotspots and three USB modems

to connect to the
fastest 4G LTE network in the country.





The new areas where Verizon Wireless

4G LTE network will be available
Thursday include Decatur and Huntsvil
le, Ala.; Colorado Springs, Colo.;
Lakeland and Sarasota
-
Bradenton, Fla.; Augusta, Ga.; Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului
-
Wailuku and Lahaina, Hawaii; Carbondale, Ill.; Wichita, Kan.; Louisville, Ky.;
Baton Rouge and Hammond, La.; Springfield, Mass.; Greensboro/Wins
ton
-
Salem/High Point and Raleigh
-
Durham, N.C.; Toledo, Ohio; Tulsa, Okla.;
Portland, Ore.; Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Pa.; Charleston, S.C.; Chattanooga and
Knoxville, Tenn.; Olympia and Tacoma, Wash; and Charleston, W.Va.

The
company is also expanding its 4G
LTE network in Phoenix, Ariz.; Los Angeles
and San Diego, Calif.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Northern New Jersey;

Dallas
-
Ft. Worth
and San Antonio, Texas; and Seattle, Wash.


On Thursday, when we light up 28 additional 4G LTE markets, we will offer
consumers and b
usinesses in 102 metropolitan areas the most advanced 4G
wireless network on the planet, while continuing to offer the nation

s most reliable
3G network coast to coast,

said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon
Wireless.



In fewer than eight m
onths we have introduced our 4G LTE network
to more than 100 markets and we are continuing to aggressively expand our 4G
LTE network; by the end of 2013 we plan to bring 4G LTE mobile broadband to
our entire 3G coverage area.



4G LTE Devices

Consumers can
choose from several devices to access the blazingly fast speeds
of the 4G LTE network, including the Revolution

by LG, DROID Charge by
Samsung and ThunderBolt

by HTC smartphones, Samsung Galaxy Tab


10.1, as well as the MiFi
®
4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
and Samsung 4G LTE
Mobile Hotspot.

Laptop users can enjoy speeds up to 10 times faster than the
company

s 3G network with three USB modems from Novatel, Pantech and LG.


In real
-
world, fully
-
loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should
experience ave
rage 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 coverage area, the devices automatically
connect to Verizon Wireless

3G network, enabling customers to stay connecte
d
from coast to coast.

Verizon Wireless

3G network is the most reliable network in
the country, allowing customers with laptops and smartphones to download and
use cool apps

from mobile social networking platforms to GPS
-
enabled maps


rapidly browse t
he Web to keep up with news, sports and stock quotes and
stream must
-
see video and customized radio stations.

Customers in 3G
coverage areas today who purchase 4G devices will be able to take advantage of
4G speeds when the faster network becomes availabl
e in their areas.


Reliability: In and Beyond Major Cities

As the first wireless company in the world to broadly deploy game
-
changing 4G
LTE technology, Verizon Wireless is committed to building its 4G network with
the same performance and reliability for
which it has long been recognized.


Verizon Wireless

consistent focus on reliability is based on rigid engineering
standards and a disciplined deployment approach year after year.

The
company

s 700 MHz spectrum gives Verizon Wireless specific advantages
with
4G, including a contiguous, nationwide network license.


Verizon Wireless

vision also includes bringing its 4G LTE network beyond major
cities.

The company is working with rural communications companies to
collaboratively build and operate a 4G netw
ork in those areas using the tower
and backhaul assets of the rural company and Verizon Wireless

core 4G LTE
equipment and premium 700 MHz spectrum.

Already, 10 rural companies have
announced their participation in the LTE in Rural America program and ha
ve
leased spectrum covering, in total, more than 2.1 million people in rural
communities and nearly 62,000 square miles.

These companies include:
Bluegrass Cellular, Cross Telephone, Pioneer Cellular, Cellcom, Thumb Cellular,
Strata Networks, S&R Communic
ations, Carolina West/Clear Stream, Custer
Telephone Cooperative and Convergence Technologies.


4G LTE Markets as of July 21, 2011

While Verizon Wireless

3G network covers more than 290 million Americans, the
company

s 4G LTE network will be available in
102 areas on Thursday, including:



Decatur, Ala.



Huntsville, Ala.



Mobile, Ala.



Montgomery, Ala.



Phoenix, Ariz.



Fresno, Calif.



Los Angeles, Calif.



Oakland, Calif.



Sacramento, Calif.



San Diego, Calif.



San Francisco, Calif.



San Jose, Calif.



Colorado Springs, Colo.



Denver, Colo.



Greater Fairfield and New Haven, Conn.



Hartford, Conn.



Washington, D.C.



Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.



Gainesville, Fla.



Jacksonville, Fla.



Lakeland, Fla.



Miami, Fla.



Orlando, Fla.



Pensacola, Fla.



Sarasota
-
Bradenton, Fla.



Tallah
assee, Fla.



Tampa, Fla.



West Palm Beach, Fla.



Athens, Ga.



Atlanta, Ga.



Augusta, Ga.



Hilo, Hawaii



Honolulu, Hawaii



Kahului
-
Wailuku, Hawaii



Lahaina, Hawaii



Boise, Idaho



Carbondale, Ill.



Chicago, Ill.



Fort Wayne, Ind.



Indianapolis, Ind.



West Lafayette, Ind.



Wichita, Kan.



Louisville, Ky.



Baton Rouge, La.



Hammond, La.



New Orleans, La.



Baltimore, Md.



Boston, Mass.



Springfield, Mass.



Detroit, Mich.



Flint, Mich.



Grand Rapids, Mich.



Lansing, Mich.



Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.



St. Louis, Mo.



Las Vegas, Nev.



New York,
N.Y.



Rochester, N.Y.



Charlotte, N.C.



Fayetteville
-
Lumberton, N.C.



Greensboro/Winston
-
Salem/High Point, N.C.



Raleigh
-
Durham, N.C.



Wilmington, N.C.



Akron, Ohio



Cincinnati, Ohio



Cleveland, Ohio



Columbus, Ohio



Dayton, Ohio



Toledo, Ohio



Oklahoma City, Okla.



Tulsa, Okla.



Portland, Ore.



Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, Pa.



Erie, Pa.



Harrisburg, Pa.



Philadelphia, Pa.



Pittsburgh, Pa.



Wilkes Barre
-
Scranton, Pa.



State College, Pa.



Charleston, S.C.



Columbia, S.C.



Greenville
-
Spartanburg, S.C.



Hilton Head, S.C.



Sioux Falls
, S.D.



Chattanooga, Tenn.



Clarksville, Tenn./Hopkinsville, Ky.



Cleveland, Tenn.



Knoxville, Tenn.



Nashville, Tenn.



Bryan
-
College Station, Texas



Dallas
-
Ft. Worth, Texas



Houston, Texas



San Antonio, Texas



Temple
-
Killeen, Texas



Salt Lake City
-
Ogden, Utah



Olympia, Wash.



Seattle, Wash.



Spokane, Wash.



Tacoma, Wash.



Charleston, W.Va.



Madison, Wis.



Milwaukee, Wis.

Since 2007, when Verizon Wireless jump
-
started the global 4G LTE ecosystem
with its selection of LTE for its 4G technology, the company has developed
deep
partnerships to spearhead a broad LTE ecosystem, with many being fostered at
the LTE Innovation Center, which was officially opened in Waltham, Mass. on
July 12, and the Application Innovation Center, slated to open in San Francisco
later this yea
r
.