NAPLES, FL — Wireless customers in Naples soon will have access to the nation’s fastest 4G wireless network, when Verizon Wireless launches its most advanced technology here later in March.
Naples will join 14 additional Florida markets that already offer Verizon Wireless 4G LTE (Fourth Generation/Long-Term Evolution) services. The technology was first launched by Verizon in December of 2010.
Once launched in Naples, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network will cover more than 75 percent of Florida’s population. The rollout of 4G LTE across Verizon’s entire network footprint is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2013.
4G LTE technology is up to 10 times faster than the company’s industry-leading 3G network. In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
The 4G LTE network allows streaming videos with no buffering, or downloading and viewing full-length HD movies. Music lovers can download songs in seconds, gamers can take part in multiplayer online action, and social media types can upload photos and posts almost instantly. Business owners can use the efficiency and speed of the 4G LTE network to boost their bottom line.
“Naples residents and businesses will love the speed and power of 4G LTE,” said Pam Tope, Florida region president for Verizon Wireless. “We’re proud to continue to expand this superior technology throughout the state and the nation.”
The Verizon 4G LTE network was named “Fastest 4G Network Yet” by Popular Science’s 2011 Best of What’s New Awards, and ranked No. 1 on PC World’s 100 Best Products of 2011.
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About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 108 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.