|[October 30, 2013]
Verizon Wireless Enhances 4G LTE Coverage on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket
Verizon (News - Alert) Wireless:
Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G
LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network
WHAT: Verizon Wireless recently enhanced fourth generation (4G)
Long Term Evolution (LTE (News - Alert)) network
coverage on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, Massachusetts. 4G LTE
empowers Verizon Wireless (News - Alert) customers with compatible
devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, and
download files wirelessly at speeds up to 10
times faster than customers on 3G networks.
WHERE: Verizon Wireless first debuted its 4G LTE network on
Martha's Vineyard in September 2012 and on Nantucket in November 2012.
Verizon Wireless then enhanced coverage on Martha's Vineyard and
Nantucket in June
2013. Recently, Verizon Wireless again enhanced 4G LTE coverage on
the islands within the following areas:
Martha's Vineyard, along parts of:
Old Farm Road
antucket, along parts of:
Hummock Pond Road
Lower Orange Street
Old South Road
BACKGROUND: "4G LTE is changing the way customers interact with
the world via next generation apps, devices and solutions," commented
Dave MacBeth, Executive Director of Network for Verizon Wireless. "By
investing in wireless broadband, we're investing in local communities
and economies where our customers live, work and play."
The Verizon 4G LTE network is now available to nearly 301 million people
in more than 500 markets across the United States, representing more
than 99 percent of the company's 3G footprint. For a full list of 4G LTE
markets please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
The growth of the 4G LTE network has fostered development of new and innovative
solutions as diverse as LTE-connected
cars and remote medical diagnostic options. One solution recently
brought to market is the Verizon
4G LTE Router, which can support wired and Wi-Fi-enabled devices
simultaneously, allowing users to take it on vacation or business travel
to stay connected.
The company also offers a full line of 'smart accessories' across the
categories of health and fitness, lifestyle and toys that leverage its
leading portfolio of mobile devices and networks. For a full list of
smart accessories please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories.
In the first half of 2013, Verizon Wireless completed $100 million in
wireless network enhancements across New England, increasing the
company's regional network investment to more than $3.4 billion since
its inception in 2000.
Verizon Wireless ranked highest among all other national wireless
providers in New England states Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, in the J.D.
Power and Associates 2013 Wireless Network Quality Performance
Study(SM), Volume 2, issued August 29. This is the 18th
consecutive reporting period that Verizon Wireless ranks highest in the
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE
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
Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ)
and Vodafone (News - Alert) (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.
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