Verizon Wireless Announces 4G LTE Network Expansion
Verizon Wireless announced today that it will be introducing its 4G LTE network in 27 new markets (including Peoria, Illinois; Big Springs and Tyler in Texas; and Dodge City, Kansas) and expanding in 44 of its markets (including Phoenix, Arizona; Fresno, California; and Detroit, Michigan) from April 19, meaning that it will then cover more than two-thirds of the US population, with a total of 230 markets covered across the United States. By the end of 2012, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network will be available in more than 400 markets, and to more than 260 million people in the US.
Source: Verizon via 9to5 Mac
“Verizon Wireless 4G LTE is the premier wireless data service in the nation, with more than six times the geographic coverage of our nearest competitor’s 4G LTE network and now available to more than two-thirds of the nation’s population,” said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless. “We will continue to introduce new markets and expand covered markets to ensure even more wireless users across the United States can take advantage of the benefits that 4G LTE brings to consumers, small businesses and enterprises."
“This year represents a year of growth and investment in our 4G LTE network, which stands out by virtue of its superb combination of coverage, speed and the variety of devices that we offer customers.”