|[May 14, 2014]
Verizon Wireless Enhances 4G LTE Coverage in Becket, Massachusetts
Verizon (News - Alert) Wireless:
Wireless, operator of the nation's largest and most reliable 4G
WHAT: Verizon Wireless recently enhanced fourth generation (4G)
Long Term Evolution (LTE (News - Alert)) network
coverage in Becket, 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 in
Greater Springfield in July
2011, and expanded again throughout Western Massachusetts in December
2012. Recently, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network further expanded
along Routes 8 and 20 in Becket.
BACKGROUND: "4G LTE is changing the way customers interact with
the world via next generation apps, devices and olutions," 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."
Verizon Wireless completed $245 million in wireless network enhancements
across New England in 2013, increasing the company's regional network
investment to $3.6 billion since its inception in 2000. Verizon Wireless
operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network, which is twice the size
geographically of any other 4G LTE network in the U.S. Available to
nearly 305 million people in more than 500 markets across the country,
the Verizon Wireless network covers more than 97 percent of the U.S.
population. To see 4G LTE coverage across the country and locally please
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 2014 Wireless Network Quality Study?, Volume 1, issued
March 6, 2014. This is the 19th consecutive reporting period
that Verizon Wireless ranks highest in the Northeast region.
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 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.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE
network. As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless
serves 103.3 million retail customers, including 97.3 million retail
postpaid customers. Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon
Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.
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