LOUISVILLE, KY — Verizon Wireless announced today that it is expanding the world’s first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Louisville on July 21 to cover most of the area inside I-265. Residents and businesses throughout nearly 633 square miles of Metro Louisville 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.
Earlier this year, the company launched its 4G LTE network at Louisville International Airport, in and around Churchill Downs and along the Waterfront where Thunder Over Louisville took place.
“Louisville Metro is a very tech savvy market, and there’s been tremendous pent-up demand for the advantages our 4G LTE network brings,” said John Granby, president – Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. “With the ability to move large files faster and experience real-time, smooth video conferencing, business customers and consumers, alike, will enjoy the immediate benefits this advanced network offers. But, this is only the beginning. The capabilities of 4G LTE are limitless.”
In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. Verizon Wireless began introducing the globe’s first large-scale LTE network on December 5, 2010, covering more than 110 million Americans, and is quickly expanding national coverage, currently offering service in 75 metropolitan areas. The company is rapidly building out its 4G LTE network, and is on course to deliver 4G LTE to its entire 3G wireless footprint by the end of 2013.
As the first wireless company in the world to broadly deploy game-changing 4G LTE technology, Verizon Wireless is committed to building its 4G network with the same performance and reliability for which it has long been recognized. Verizon Wireless’ consistent focus on reliability is based on rigid engineering standards and a disciplined deployment approach year after year. The company’s 700 MHz spectrum gives Verizon Wireless specific advantages with 4G, including a contiguous, nationwide network license.
Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.
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About Verizon Wireless in KentuckyIn Kentucky, Verizon Wireless has more than 150 employees and 120-plus locations including company-owned retail stores, indirect agents and national retailers.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 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.