GREENVILLE, SC — Verizon Wireless announced today it will soon expand the nation’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to more places in Upstate South Carolina. The company initially launched 4G LTE in Greenville in June 2011 with coverage extending to surrounding areas like Greer, Mauldin and Simpsonville. The lightning fast data network, which delivers speeds 10 times faster than 3G, provides customers with the best experience available in wireless data usage for surfing the Web, streaming music and video, downloading files or using apps.
“Soon more Verizon Wireless customers in the Upstate will have access to our 4G LTE network,” said Jerry Fountain, president of Verizon Wireless’ Carolinas/Tennessee region. “Currently, more than 73 percent of South Carolina’s population is able to experience the speed and benefits 4G LTE affords.”
Verizon’s 4G LTE network provides customers with tremendous speed for smartphones, tablets and hotspots, with data rates averaging 5-12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world, loaded network environments. Verizon Wireless customers can also take advantage of HomeFusion℠ Broadband, a solution that leverages the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to deliver high-speed, in-home Internet access for residential broadband, particularly where Internet options are limited or are not currently available.
The company’s 4G LTE service is available to more than 230 million people across the United States – nearly 75 percent of the U.S. population. By year’s end, the company plans to cover more than 400 U.S. markets. For more information on the network, as well as Verizon’s 4G LTE device line-up, visit www.verizonwireless.com/LTE.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 94.2 million retail customers, including 88.8 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 78,000 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.