RICHMOND, IN — Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network, activated its 4G LTE service tomorrow allowing businesses and residents to tap into the nation’s fastest wireless network for communities in Wayne, Fayette and Union counties.
Verizon’s 4G LTE expansion in this part of the state covers Richmond, Connersville, Liberty and Cambridge City and major roadways including most of I-70, U.S. 40 and U.S. 27.
Verizon Wireless has invested more than $1.3 billion in its Indiana network since 2000, including $159 million in 2011 alone, to increase coverage and capacity on behalf of its customers.
“Verizon was the first in Indiana to offer the high-speed connectivity of 4G LTE beginning in the fall of 2010,” said John Granby, president–Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. “Our network investment in Indiana has kept us ahead of consumer and business demand for both the best voice and data services.”
Within Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE service area, residents with 4G LTE-enabled devices can stream video, share music and photos, surf 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.
Area residents interested in Verizon’s 4G LTE service and devices can visit retail locations in Richmond or Connersville for service.
- Best Buy at 3720 National Road East;
- Wal-Mart at 3601 E. Main St.;
- Radio Shack at 3801 E. Main St.;
- The Cellular Connection stores at 3738 E. National Road, 3581 E. Main St.;
- HHGregg at 3783 National Road East;
- The Cell Phone kiosk at 3801 National Road East.
- Wal-Mart at 4200 Western Ave.;
- The Cellular Connection stores at 2162 N. Park Road and 112 W. 30th St.
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.
When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area in Indiana or elsewhere, their devices will automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling them to stay connected from coast to coast. Verizon Wireless’ 3G network is the largest, most reliable network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their areas.
With the expansion of Verizon’s network in Wayne, Fayette and Union counties, 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.
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 Indiana
In Indiana, Verizon Wireless has more than 500 employees and more than 300 locations including company-owned retail stores, indirect agents and national retailers.
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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.