FITCHBURG & LEOMINSTER, MA — Verizon Wireless announced today it will further expand the world’s first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to an additional four communities in Massachusetts on December 15. Verizon Wireless customers with 4G LTE smartphones, laptop modems and mobile hotspots will be able to take advantage of speeds up to 10 times faster than the company’s 3G network. Within the Commonwealth, Verizon Wireless already offers its 4G LTE network in the Greater Boston area, Worcester, and Springfield. As of Nov. 17, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network is available in 179 markets across the country and supports 16 4G LTE-enabled devices, including the new DROID RAZR™ by Motorola and HTC Rezound™.
The four additional Massachusetts cities and towns to be covered by the December 15 4G LTE network launch include:
“Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network offers tremendous opportunity to Massachusetts’ residents and businesses to better connect and innovate,” said Christine Berberich, New England Region President for Verizon Wireless. “As New England’s wireless leader, we continue to invest in and expand our 4G LTE coverage across the region and look forward to bringing these communities on board in December.”
Coverage and Speed
Since its launch on Dec. 5, 2010, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network has won numerous technology and consumer choice awards, including being named the nation’s “Fastest 4G Network Yet” by Popular Science’s 2011 Best of What’s New Awards and ranking No. 1 on PC World’s 100 Best Products of 2011. In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers from Leominster to Townsend should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
As the first wireless company in the world to broadly deploy a large-scale 4G LTE network, Verizon Wireless is committed to building its 4G LTE 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 LTE, including a contiguous, nationwide network license.
Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about Verizon Wireless’ 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 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 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.