Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Verizon Wireless Launches LTE In 26 New Markets

Verizon Wireless announced the launch of its LTE service in 26 additional cities and the expansion of its network in San Francisco, Indianapolis and Cleveland/Akron.

Verizon Wireless is now delivering LTE in a total of 143 markets across the United States. The carrier is currently offering 11 4G LTE-enabled device, including the new DROID BIONIC by Motorola which is the first Verizon Wireless smartphone to combine 4G LTE with the power of dual-core 1 GHz processors, 1 GB of RAM and a stunning 4.3-inch qHD display.

"We've followed an aggressive roll out plan for our 4G LTE network, and consumers and businesses can connect today to the fastest 4G LTE network in the country with nearly a dozen devices,�? said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless.

Verizon Wireless also noted that it now has 11 rural operators that have announced their participation in its LTE in Rural America program and have leased spectrum covering, in total, more than 2.1 million people in rural communities and nearly 62,000 square miles. These companies include: Bluegrass Cellular, Carolina West/Clear Stream, Cellcom, Chariton Valley, Convergence Technologies, Cross Telephone, Custer Telephone Cooperative, Pioneer Cellular, S&R Communications, Strata Networks and Thumb Cellular.