WHO: Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network
WHAT: Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network has launched in and around Presque Isle, Maine. Verizon Wireless customers with compatible devices in Presque Isle and 12 additional surrounding communities are now able to experience the speed and capabilities offered by the nation’s largest 4G LTE network.
WHERE: The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network has further expanded to the following Maine communities:
- Island Falls
- Mars Hill
- Portage Lake
- Presque Isle
BACKGROUND: Two years after its launch, the Verizon 4G LTE network is available to more than 273 million people across the U.S. – close to 89 percent of the U.S. population. For a full list of 4G LTE markets please visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
Verizon Wireless also ranked highest among all other national wireless providers in New England, which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, in the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study(SM), Volume 1, issued March 7. This is the 17th consecutive reporting period that Verizon Wireless ranks highest in the Northeast region.
In 2012, Verizon Wireless completed $256 million in wireless network enhancements across New England, increasing the company's regional network investment to more than $3.3 billion since its inception in 2000. By mid-2013, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network will be available in the vast majority of markets where the company currently offers 3G service, and by the end of 2013, the 4G LTE network will cover the 3G footprint.
“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.”
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million retail customers, including 92.5 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 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.