WARREN, N.J., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless announced today that it has further boosted America's largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in the New York Metro Area by turning on an additional 70 fill-in cell sites in all 5 boroughs of Manhattan, as well as Nassau and Westchester Counties and Northern New Jersey.
"We've been working hard on making our 4G LTE network even better in the New York Metro Area since we initially launched it back in December of 2010," said Pat Devlin, president of Verizon Wireless, New York Metro Region. "The additional 70 cell sites further strengthen our already outstanding network coverage within the region and now, even more residents and small businesses have access to the blazingly fast 4G LTE speeds and the brand new line of devices that make it easy to share music, photos and files on-the-go."
Nationally, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available in 203 markets, covering more than 200 million Americans from coast to coast. The company will continue to broaden its 4G LTE network and will cover more than 260 million people in the United States by the end of 2012. Verizon Wireless supports more than 20 4G LTE-enabled devices, including the recently launched DROID 4 by Motorola, the DROID RAZR MAXX™ and DROID RAZR™ by Motorola, Galaxy™ Nexus™ by Samsung, and the new 4G LTE tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.7, DROID XYBOARD™ 10.1 and 8.2 by Motorola. In addition, customers will be able to connect to the nation's largest network on-the-go with the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE USB Modem 551L and Pantech UML290 USB modem, as well as 4G LTE Mobile Hotspots from Verizon Wireless and Samsung. All 4G LTE devices are "backward compatible," so they will default to 3G service when 4G LTE is not available. The Verizon Wireless 3G network is available coast to coast and is the most reliable in the country.
Verizon Wireless is focused on a disciplined deployment approach that continues year after year. The company's 700 MHz spectrum provides unique advantages with 4G LTE, including a contiguous, nationwide network license. With this latest progression of wireless technology, customers can expect average data rates to be 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. These speeds allow for smooth mobile video-conferencing, multiple simultaneous video streams, speedy transfer of large files, downloading and running of powerful programs, and numerous other applications that help improve productivity on the go. For example, a song can be downloaded in 4 seconds, a photo uploaded in 6 seconds, or when working on the go, a 10MB PowerPoint presentation will take less than 10 seconds to view.
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About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 108 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 82,000 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.
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