Rural Areas, Travel “Links” Targeted Across State
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Verizon Wireless, which operates the nation’s
largest 4G LTE wireless network, activated 120 new 4G LTE cell sites
in Florida during October and November to reinforce the company’s most
advanced wireless technology for customers across the state. The company
has installed nearly 1,000 new 4G LTE sites so far in Florida during
With strong Verizon 4G LTE coverage already established in the state’s
population centers, many of the newest sites targeted rural areas such
as Marianna, Clewiston, Immokalee and Mulberry; and final “links” along
major travel corridors. For example, the Verizon 4G LTE network is now
continuous from Key West to Jacksonville along I-95, from Tampa to
Daytona Beach on I-4, and from Naples to Lake City on I-75.
Most major markets were reinforced as well in November and December. In
the Orlando area, more than 30 new LTE sites were installed during the
past 60 days alone.
Verizon launched 4G LTE technology in Florida in December 2010.
“Our teams continue to quickly build 4G LTE sites and enhance service in
markets big and small,” said Frank Wise, network executive director for
the Verizon Wireless Florida region. “Customers everywhere want LTE
technology, and we’re working hard to keep far ahead of demand and to
make competitors continue to play catch-up.”
High-speed 4G LTE enhances customer experiences in making voice calls,
sending e-mails, text and picture messages, connecting to the internet
and accessing tens of thousands of applications, games, video, music and
many other features from their phone, tablet or other device.
In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G
LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5-12 megabits per
second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink.
Large investment to enhance network technology and reliability in
Florida is an ongoing focus for Verizon Wireless. Since the company
formed in 2000, more than $2 billion has been invested to build and
enhance Verizon Wireless network coverage and services for customers
across the state.
For more information on the Verizon Wireless network, visit www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
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and 3G networks. The company serves 101.2 million retail customers,
including 95.2 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in
Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 72,000 employees nationwide, Verizon
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Source: Verizon Wireless