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Verizon Wireless Expands 4G LTE Network In Kentucky

Nation's Largest 4G LTE Network Now Covers 371 U.S. Markets

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August 14, 2012

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
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Scottie Ellis
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LOUISVILLE, KY — Verizon Wireless customers in Kentucky and Southern Indiana will have access to 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) speeds in more places, when the company expands the nation’s largest 4G LTE network on August 16 to cover portions of Richmond and the following major roads:

  • Along U.S. Route 127 from Frankfort to the southern end of Harrodsburg
  • Along Interstate 71 from LaGrange to Sparta

With the new and expanded markets, the company’s 4G LTE network will be available to 371 markets in the United States.

“The continued expansion of our 4G LTE network in Kentucky and Southern Indiana demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the highest quality communications technology,” said John Granby, president–Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless.  “With this expansion, customers will be able to enjoy the best experience in wireless data usage in more parts of the region when they stream video, share music and photos, download files and surf the Web with speeds up to 10 times faster than before.”

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.  Verizon Wireless’ 3G network is the most reliable high-speed data network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices today to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their area, or when they travel to areas already covered by 4G LTE.

With the expansion of the Verizon network, residents can also take advantage of HomeFusion Broadband, a high-speed Internet solution that can be installed at homes for people who live in areas with limited options or connectivity.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network was named “Fastest 4G Network Yet” by Popular Science’s 2011 Best of What’s New Awards, and was also ranked No. 1 on PC World’s 100 Best Products of 2011.  For more information about Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.

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About Verizon Wireless in Kentucky
In Kentucky, Verizon Wireless has more than 150 employees and more than 100 locations including company-owned retail stores, indirect agents and national retailers.  

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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