GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Verizon Wireless today announced that it is expanding the world’s first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network across more of west Michigan on Nov. 17. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will be available in 178 cities across the country by Nov. 17 and currently supports 13 devices, including the new Pantech Breakout™ and DROID BIONIC™ by Motorola.
With the upcoming network expansion, residents and business users across all of downtown Grand Rapids and the following communities with 4G LTE devices will be able to take advantage of the nation’s fastest 4G network with speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ 3G network:
- Byron Center
- Northern part of Caledonia
- Grand Haven
- Spring Lake
Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network is currently available in Grand Rapids.
“We are pleased to help lead more of west Michigan into the 4G LTE wireless broadband world, helping residents, small businesses and local government connect faster and more fully with each other and those outside our community,” said John Granby, president–Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region, Verizon Wireless. “Our 4G LTE network is revolutionizing the way people communicate, and we know this connectivity will be a key communications and technology enabler for many years to come.”
Coverage and Speed
Verizon Wireless introduced its 4G LTE network on Dec. 5, 2010, covering more than 110 million Americans. Since its launch, the 4G LTE network has won numerous technology and consumer choice awards. In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers 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 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 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.