May 07, 2012 at 12:41 PM EDT
Verizon Wireless Is Bringing The Power Of Its 4G LTE Network To More Locations In Western Pennsylvania

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced it is bringing the nation's largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to more locations in western Pennsylvania on May 17.  With the 4G LTE network, customers can use 4G LTE wireless devices in these areas to access the Internet faster, listen to music or watch video, take advantage of thousands of applications, and stay in touch with family and friends, all with speeds up to 10 times faster than before.   

When Verizon Wireless turns on its 4G LTE network , customers who live in, or visit, the following cities and towns will have access to the nation's fastest 4G network:

  • New Castle;
  • Oil City;
  • Franklin;
  • Clarion;
  • Barnesboro, and;
  • Somerset

In addition, Verizon Wireless is expanding its 4G LTE network in and around Erie including the towns of Edinboro, Girard, Kerrs Corners and Waterford.  

"The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is bringing customers a blazingly fast wireless data service that covers more than two-thirds of the nation, and is revolutionizing the way we communicate," said Mark Frazier, president–Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region, Verizon Wireless.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available to more than two-thirds of the U.S. population in 230 markets across the country and offers more than six times the geographic coverage of its nearest competitor's 4G LTE network.  Verizon Wireless customers looking to experience the nation's fastest 4G network can choose from a variety of 4G LTE devices, including tablets, smartphones, hotspots and more.     

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.   

Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and a list of current markets.   

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.

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

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