10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5…4G LTE Network to Launch This Month over Space Coast, Treasure Coast
MELBOURNE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Space-age speed, power and technology will blast off later this month across Florida’s Space Coast, Treasure Coast and beyond with the arrival of Verizon Wireless 4G LTE coverage and services.
Verizon will launch the nation’s fastest 4G wireless network later in July in Brevard, Indian River, Saint Lucie and Martin counties. The region will join numerous other Florida markets that already offer Verizon Wireless 4G LTE (Fourth Generation/Long-Term Evolution) services. Even before this latest launch, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network already is available to more than 80% of Florida’s population.
Nationally, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE covers two-thirds of the U.S. population in more than 300 major markets, which is six times the geographic coverage of its nearest competitor’s 4G LTE network.
The Verizon 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 can upload photos and posts while on-the-go. Business owners use the efficiency and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to boost their bottom line.
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.
Verizon Wireless customers looking to experience the nation’s fastest 4G network can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices, ranging from tablets such as the newest iPad, mobile hotspots, Android smartphones, iPhones and many more.
“Residents and businesses along the Space and Treasure Coast know all about using the most advanced technologies,” said Frank Wise, executive director of the Verizon Wireless Florida network team. “Now they will have access to the fastest, most futuristic 4G wireless services.”
The Verizon 4G LTE network has earned top ratings by numerous independent consumer reporting organizations such as “Fastest Mobile Network 2012” by PC Magazine, “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.
For more information, visit a local Verizon Wireless store or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
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.
Chuck Hamby, 813-615-4803