ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC — Verizon Wireless announced it will bring the nation’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Roanoke Rapids, N.C. on Thursday, July 19. The availability of a 4G LTE wireless network in Roanoke Rapids is part of the company’s aggressive expansion of its improved network across the United States. With the lightning fast 4G LTE service, which delivers speeds 10 times faster than 3G, customers can look forward to the best experience in wireless data usage, whether it’s surfing the Web, streaming music and video, downloading files or staying in touch with family and friends.
“Verizon’s 4G LTE launch in Roanoke Rapids is evidence that Verizon is focused on bringing the fastest wireless Internet to North Carolina customers,” said Jerry Fountain, president of Verizon Wireless’ Carolinas/Tennessee region. “Now more than 76 percent of North Carolina’s population can download music or upload photos faster than ever before, broadening their communications possibilities with family, friends and colleagues.”
With the new and expanded markets, the company’s 4G LTE network will be available in 337 markets, to more than two-thirds of the U.S. population. Verizon’s 4G LTE averages data rates of 5-12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world, loaded network environments.
Customers in Roanoke Rapids will also be able to access Verizon’s recently introduced HomeFusion™ Broadband, an Internet solution that leverages the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to deliver more in-home Internet options.
Additionally, Verizon Wireless customers can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices, ranging from tablets and mobile hotspots to the latest smartphones and more, including the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S® III and DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC. Details on available devices can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE and information on plans and pricing is available at www.verizonwireless.com/plans.
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.