ATLANTA, GA — On Jan. 19, Verizon Wireless customers in more areas of Atlanta can take advantage of Verizon Wireless’ 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, the fastest 4G network in the nation. The expanded 4G coverage area includes the residential and commercial areas in the city of McDonough along U.S. Highway 23, State Route 81, State Route 20, I-75 and surrounding neighborhoods.
With Verizon’s 4G LTE network, customers can enjoy the best experience in wireless data usage when they stream video, share music and photos, download files, and surf the Web with speeds up to 10 times faster than with the company’s 3G network. Verizon Wireless initially launched its 4G LTE network in December 2010 in Atlanta with coverage extending as far west as Lithia Springs and Austell, south of Fayetteville, east past Lithonia and north to Alpharetta.
“Expanding our 4G LTE network in Atlanta will enable more residents, small businesses and local government to take advantage of the speed and connectivity offered by 4G LTE technology,” said Jonathan LeCompte, president – Georgia/Alabama region, Verizon Wireless. “We will continue pushing the boundaries with our 4G LTE network in 2012 to bring our customers the performance and reliability for which our network is known.”
4G LTE Devices and Plans
Verizon Wireless customers can purchase a variety of 4G LTE-enabled devices, and the company announced six new 4G LTE devices at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that will connect to the fastest network in the country. From the expanded 4G LTE DROID family, to the new Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.7 and the Verizon Jetpacks™, Verizon Wireless now offers something for everyone on its 4G LTE network. 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.
4G LTE Coverage and Speed
The company is not only expanding the network in Atlanta on Jan. 19, but also in Houston and Spokane, Wash. Verizon Wireless is also introducing 4G LTE in Glens Falls and Utica, N.Y.; Lawton, Okla.; and Brownsville and McAllen, Texas, on the same day, for a total of 195 markets and more than 200 million people covered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE customers in McDonough 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 city, or when they travel to an area already covered by 4G LTE.
For more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, 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 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 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.