PITTSFIELD, MA — Verizon Wireless announced today it will bring the nation’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Pittsfield, and 10 additional communities throughout Berkshire County, in the coming weeks.
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.
When Verizon Wireless expands its 4G LTE network, it will be available in the following communities across Berkshire County:
- Great Barrington
- New Ashford
- West Stockbridge
“With speeds up to ten times faster than 3G, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will soon offer customers in Pittsfield, and other nearby towns, tremendous opportunities to better connect and innovate,” commented Christine Berberich, New England President for Verizon Wireless. “As New England’s wireless leader we continue to invest in and expand our 4G LTE coverage across the Commonwealth and look forward to bringing these Berkshire County communities onboard in the very near future.”
4G LTE Coverage and SpeedAs 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 at www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 94.2 million retail customers, including 88.8 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 78,000 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.