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Verizon Wireless To Expand Its 4G LTE Network On The North Shore And Surrounding Areas In Massachusetts On August 16

10 Additional Massachusetts Communities to Benefit from Access to America's Fastest 4G Network

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August 14, 2012

Michael Murphy
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Diane Carragher
Diane@matternow.com
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BOSTON, MA — Verizon Wireless announced today it will expand the nation’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to an additional 10 communities on and around the North Shore on Thursday, August 16.  

Verizon Wireless customers with compatible 4G LTE smartphones, modems, tablets and mobile hotspots will be able to wirelessly surf the Web, stream music and video, and download files up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G.

When Verizon Wireless expands its 4G LTE network, it will be newly available in the following communities across the North Shore:

  • Boxford
  • Georgetown
  • Groveland
  • Haverhill
  • Merrimac
  • Methuen
  • Middleton
  • Newbury
  • Newburyport
  • Salisbury

“The further expansion of our 4G LTE network will enable customers to use their 4G LTE devices in more parts of Massachusetts to stay in touch with family, friends and colleagues, all with speeds up to 10 times faster than before,” said Christine Berberich, New England President for Verizon Wireless. “We continue expanding and enhancing our 4G LTE network in the Bay State to provide our customers with the best wireless experience possible.”

Also on August 16, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network will expand to the following nearby communities throughout Southern New Hampshire and the Seacoast:

  • Auburn
  • Brentwood
  • Candia
  • Derry
  • Exeter
  • Fremont
  • Greenland
  • Hampstead
  • Hampton
  • Hampton Falls
  • Kingston
  • North Hampton
  • Newfields
  • Newington
  • Newton
  • Plaistow
  • Portsmouth
  • Raymond
  • Rye
  • South Hampton
  • Sandown
  • Seabrook

4G LTE Coverage and Speed

Already available in portions of all six New England states, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network will be available to more than 75 percent of the U.S. population in 371 markets nationwide as of August 16. The network continues to rank as the nation’s largest 4G LTE network.

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.

When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, 4G LTE devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast. Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and a list of current markets.

4G LTE Devices and Plans

Verizon Wireless customers can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices, ranging from tablets and mobile hotspots to the latest smartphones and more, including the Samsung Galaxy S® III, and DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC. Details on available devices can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE and information on plans and pricing is available at www.verizonwireless.com/plans.

Smart Accessories

Verizon Wireless also offers a variety of smart accessories, including the FitBit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker and the Withings WiFi Scale, for customers to use with their 4G LTE devices.  A full list of smart accessories can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories.     

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

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