NEW LONDON, CT — Verizon Wireless announced today it will launch 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) service in New London, and 18 additional communities throughout New London and Windham Counties in Connecticut, tomorrow, July 19.
Also on July 19, Verizon Wireless will introduce its 4G LTE network in 33 additional markets throughout the country, and expand in 32 others where it is currently available, to cover a total of 337 markets nationwide.
Verizon Wireless customers with compatible 4G LTE smartphones, modems, tablets and mobile hotspots will be able to wirelessly surf the Web, stream music and video, and download files up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G.
On Thursday, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network will officially launch in the following communities across the Constitution State:
New London County
- East Lyme
- New London
- Old Lyme
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is currently available today across many Connecticut communities in Fairfield, Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven and Tolland Counties, as well as inside Bradley International Airport and at popular destinations like Foxwoods Resort Casino, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, and Mohegan Sun.
“As of July 19, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network will be available in an additional 19 Connecticut communities,” said Christine Berberich, New England Regional President for Verizon Wireless. “Customers with compatible smartphones will certainly benefit from the exponential increases in data speeds, but residents with limited home broadband options may be the biggest beneficiaries of this expansion. With the launch of HomeFusion Broadband, Verizon Wireless now offers high-speed Internet service inside the home – connecting nearly two-dozen devices like laptops, e-readers and gaming consoles, to the ‘Net via our 4G LTE network.”
Residents in the newly expanded 4G LTE coverage area in Southeastern Connecticut will also have access to HomeFusion Broadband, a new in-home, high-speed Internet service for consumers who want residential broadband with reliable data connectivity. Verizon Wireless’ high-speed 4G LTE network is delivered to a cylinder-shaped antenna, professionally installed outside a customer’s home, which then relays the signal to an in-home broadband router and allows the customer to connect up to four wired and more than 20 wireless (WiFi) devices in the household.
4G LTE Coverage and Speed
As of July 19, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available to more than two-thirds of the U.S. population in 337 markets nationwide, including all six New England states. The network continues to rank as the nation’s largest 4G LTE network.
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.
When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, 4G LTE devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast. Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and a list of current markets.
4G LTE Devices and PlansVerizon 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 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.
Smart AccessoriesVerizon Wireless also offers a variety of smart accessories, including the FitBit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker and the Withings WiFi Scale, for customers to use with their 4G LTE devices. A full list of smart accessories can be found atwww.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories.
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.