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Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Network Now Reaches Over 125,000 Greater Columbus, Ohio, College Students

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September 6, 2012

Laura Merritt
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Jennifer Riegert
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COLUMBUS, OH — Since first introducing 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) in parts of metro Columbus in December of 2010, Verizon Wireless has expanded the nation’s fastest wireless network to cover nearly 83 percent of Ohioans, and now reaches more than 125,000 college students on more than 30 campuses in the Greater Columbus area.

With Verizon’s 4G LTE wireless technology, on-the-go students at major universities as well as local community and small, private colleges can maximize their academic experience as they head back to campus by:

  • Streaming lectures or course content;
  • Connecting instantly with professors via social media;
  • Registering for classes and searching campus libraries;
  • Sharing content via shared tools such as Drop Box;
  • Allowing large homework files to be emailed;
  • Providing quick access to notes and information to study for tests and complete projects, and;
  • Communicating easier and faster with friends and family through video chat.

“College students have a tremendous need to be connected wherever they go on and off campus—both academically and socially,” said Mark Frazier, president–Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region, Verizon Wireless.  “Our 4G LTE technology makes it that much easier for students to take advantage of necessary tools that will help them succeed in school.”

Within Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE service area, Verizon customers with 4G LTE-enabled devices can stream video, share music and photos, browse the Web and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks.  For businesses utilizing the network, the increasing spread of broadband connectivity provides the most sophisticated wireless capabilities for economic advancement.

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE customers in the coverage area should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits (Mbps) per second on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.

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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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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