Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Verizon Wireless' LTE Rollout Reaches Half of U.S. Population

Verizon Wireless is activating its LTE network in 15 additional U.S. markets this week while expanding its LTE facilities in 10 other cities. With this activations, the company's LTE service is now available to more than 160 million Americans – more than half the U.S. population.

Verizon Wireless noted that it now sells 10 different LTE devices for its network.

The latest Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE markets include Tucson, Ariz.; Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers, Ark.; Bakersfield and Salinas/Monterey/Seaside, Calif.; Fort Collins, Colo.; Frederick, Md.; Worcester, Mass.; Omaha, Neb./Council Bluffs, Iowa; Albany, Ithaca and Syracuse, N.Y.; Altoona and Johnstown, Pa.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Provo, Utah. The company is also expanding its 4G LTE network on Thursday in Washington, D.C.; Tampa, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga.; Baltimore, Md.; Boston, Mass.; Lansing, Mich.; New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; and Salt Lake City-Ogden, Utah.

"In eight short months we've introduced our 4G LTE network to more than half of the U.S. population, while continuing to offer the nation's most reliable 3G network coast to coast," said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless. "This matters to millions of Americans because they can take advantage of faster 4G LTE speeds both at home and when they travel throughout the country – today and in many more markets to come this year. Each new market and expansion is significant as it brings us closer to delivering on the promise to bring our 4G LTE network to more than 185 million Americans by the end of 2011." http://www.verizonwireless.comDuring the second-quarter 2011, Verizon Wireless sold 1.2 million 4G LTE smartphones and Internet data devices.