WILLISTON, ND — Verizon Wireless today announced it is bringing the nation’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Williston, N.D. on May 17. With the 4G LTE network, customers can use 4G LTE wireless devices in the Williston area 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 in Williston, customers who live in, or visit the greater Williston area with 4G LTE smartphones, laptop modems and hotspots will be able to take advantage of speeds up to 10 times faster than the company’s 3G network. The nation’s fastest 4G network will now be available in Williston including north on U.S. Highway 85 to U.S. Highway 2, south on U.S. Highway 85 to Alexander and east on U.S. Highway 2 to Ray. Additional cities included in the coverage will be Epping and Tioga.
“We know that residents and visitors to the Williston area have a great need for the blazingly fast wireless data service that the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network provides due to the rapid population growth with the oil industry,” said Seamus Hyland, president-Great Plains Region, Verizon Wireless. “We are also turning on our 4G LTE network in the Dickinson area on May 17 and working on infrastructure improvements throughout North Dakota for future rollouts of our 4G LTE network.”
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. The company launched its first North Dakota market, Fargo, on Sept. 15, 2011. 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. Coverage maps will be available online on May 17.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon 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.