BOISE, ID — Verizon Wireless today announced that it will expand the nation’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Idaho and eastern Oregon in the coming weeks. The expanded 4G LTE network will enable customers in more parts of Idaho and eastern Oregon to use their wireless devices to surf the Web, listen to music, stream live 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. Verizon Wireless 4G LTE service is currently available in the Boise-Nampa metro area including Caldwell, Emmett, Kuna and Mountain Home. With the upcoming network expansion, residents in western Idaho and eastern Oregon along the Snake River from the Nyssa Valley to the Weiser Valley, including Ontario and Payette, will have access to the nation’s fastest 4G network. On the eastern side of Idaho, 4G LTE coverage will expand to include Blackfoot from the Fort Hall Indian Reservation north to Shelley, near the Bingham County line.“The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is bringing customers a blazingly fast wireless data service that covers more than two-thirds of the nation,” said Melanie Braidich, regional president. “With the 4G LTE network, customers can leverage the speed and connectivity through a variety of 4G LTE devices to connect with family, friends and colleagues, and continue to push the boundaries of communication.”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. Verizon Wireless customers looking to experience the nation’s fastest 4G network can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices, ranging from tablets, mobile hotspots, smartphones and more, including the new DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC, available in stores and online in the coming weeks.Verizon Wireless customers can also take advantage of HomeFusion℠ Broadband, which leverages the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to deliver high-speed, in-home Internet access for residential broadband, particularly where Internet options are limited or are not currently available.
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.
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