MENOMONEE FALLS, WI — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Menomonee Falls, Wis., expanding the nation’s largest 4G LTE network around Community Memorial Hospital.
Specifically, the new will extend coverage in Waukesha County, bordered by County Line Road to the north, Pilgrim Road to the east, Good Hope Road to the south and Lannon Road to the west.
The new cell site, equipped with a permanent backup generator for times of emergency, empowers more Verizon Wireless users with 4G LTE smartphones, laptop modems, hotspots and tablets to take advantage of blazing fast speeds for social networking, Internet browsing, downloading apps, exchanging email and text, picture and video messaging. In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
“Our customers rely on their wireless devices for virtually all of their communication needs,” said T.J. Fox, region president, Verizon Wireless. “But today it’s about more than just talking, it’s about connecting, be it with a smartphone, tablet or mobile broadband, through a text message, email or social networking site. Our 4G LTE network allows customers to connect faster and more fully, no matter how they want to use their wireless device.”
Verizon Wireless introduced its 4G LTE network in late 2010 and it currently covers more than two-thirds of the U.S. population in 230 markets across the country. In Wisconsin, Verizon Wireless has already launched 4G LTE high-speed services in Appleton, Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Racine, Wisconsin Dells and many surrounding communities. Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.
Verizon Wireless has invested more than $65 billion since it was formed—$6 billion on average every year—to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services. In Wisconsin, $99 million was invested in the network in 2011.
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