WEST PALM BEACH, FL — More wireless customers in Palm Beach County soon will have access to the nation’s fastest 4G wireless network, when Verizon Wireless expands its most advanced network here later this month.
Verizon is adding 4G LTE (Fourth Generation/Long-Term Evolution) capabilities to numerous new cell sites throughout the county to bring 4G LTE coverage and capacity to Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington, Greenacres, Royal Palm Estates, Century Village, Lantana, Palm Springs, Golden Lakes, West Boynton Beach and West Boca Raton.
Verizon Wireless launched 4G LTE in the core areas of Palm Beach County and numerous other Florida markets in 2010, and already covers more than 75 percent of the state’s population with the advanced technology.
Nationally, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available to more than two-thirds of the U.S. population in 258 markets across the country and offers more than six times the geographic coverage of its nearest competitor’s 4G LTE network. The rollout of 4G LTE across Verizon’s entire network footprint is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2013.
4G LTE technology is up to 10 times faster than the company’s industry-leading 3G network. In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
The 4G LTE network allows streaming videos with no buffering, or downloading and viewing full-length HD movies. Music lovers can download songs in seconds, gamers can take part in multiplayer online action, and social media types upload photos and posts while on-the-go. Business owners use the efficiency and speed of the 4G LTE network to boost their bottom line.
“Customers in Palm Beach County have enjoyed the speed and power of our 4G LTE network for many months now,” said Pam Tope, Florida region president for Verizon Wireless. “We’re pleased to rapidly build out this superior technology throughout more local communities, Florida and the nation.”
The Verizon 4G LTE network was named “Fastest 4G Network Yet” by Popular Science’s 2011 Best of What’s New Awards, and ranked No. 1 on PC World’s 100 Best Products of 2011.
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Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 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.