Joplin Officials To "Flip The Switch" For 4G LTE

JOPLIN, MO — To celebrate the launch of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network arrival, Joplin Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean and members of the Joplin Chamber of Commerce will meet with Verizon Wireless Business Sales Director Jon Mahony to symbolically activate the Verizon Wireless 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.

The new market launch will provide customers in the Joplin area access to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to locally surf the Web, stream music and video, quickly access over-the-air applications, and stay in touch with family and friends at speeds up to 10 times faster than before.  Verizon Wireless currently covers more than 230 million people in 337 markets across the United States with the nation’s largest 4G LTE network.      

What:              “Flip the Switch” for the 4G LTE network in JoplinWhen:             Thursday, August 16, at 1:00 p.m.Where:            Verizon Wireless Communications Store, Joplin                        111 N. RangeLine, Joplin


  • Mayor Colbert-Kean, Joplin Chamber members and Verizon’s Jon Mahony flip a switch.
  • Interviews with Verizon Wireless leaders.

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 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

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