4G LTE Network To Expand In Volusia, Flagler Counties, Florida

DAYTONA BEACH, FL — More wireless customers in Volusia and Flagler counties soon will have access to the nation’s fastest 4G wireless network, when Verizon Wireless expands its most advanced network here later this month. 

Verizon is adding 4G LTE (Fourth Generation/Long-Term Evolution) capabilities to numerous new cell sites throughout the region to bring or boost 4G LTE coverage and capacity to Ormond Beach, Ormond-By-The-Sea, Ormond Beach Municipal Airport, Seabridge South, Atlantic Shores, Flagler Beach, Flagler County Airport, Bunnell, Palm Coast, Hammock Beach, Beverly Beach, Ocean Palm Villas South, Bulow, Bulow Oaks, Bulow-Tulow, North Peninsula State Park, Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, Tomoka State Park, Pellicer Creek Corridor Conservation Area, Graham Swamp Conservation Area and Pellicer Creek Aquatic Preserve.

Verizon Wireless launched 4G LTE in the core areas of Daytona Beach in September 2011 and numerous other Florida markets over the past 18 months.  The company already covers more than 80 percent of the state’s population with the advanced technology.

Nationally, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available to more than two-thirds of the U.S. population in 258 markets across the country and offers more than six times the geographic coverage of its nearest competitor’s 4G LTE network. The rollout of 4G LTE across Verizon’s entire network footprint is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2013.

4G LTE technology is up to 10 times faster than the company’s industry-leading 3G network. In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.  

The 4G LTE network allows streaming videos with no buffering, or downloading and viewing full-length HD movies.  Music lovers can download songs in seconds, gamers can take part in multiplayer online action, and social media types upload photos and posts while on-the-go.  Business owners use the efficiency and speed of the 4G LTE network to boost their bottom line. 

“The speed and power of 4G LTE is the wireless equivalent of the action at Daytona International Speedway,” said Pam Tope, Florida region president for Verizon Wireless.  “We’ve been rapidly building out this superior technology in more local communities, in Florida and across the nation – while our competitors are still trying to bring improved technology to a few major cities.”

The Verizon 4G LTE network was named “Fastest 4G Network Yet” by Popular Science’s 2011 Best of What’s New Awards, and ranked No. 1 on PC World’s 100 Best Products of 2011.

For more information on 4G LTE, contact the local Verizon Wireless retail store at 2296 West International Speedway Boulevard, (386) 226-8000, or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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.