4G LTE Technology Expands In Northeast Florida

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Thousands of additional consumers, businesses and visitors in the Jacksonville area and throughout Northeast Florida now have access to the nation’s fastest  4G wireless network from Verizon Wireless.

Today Verizon expanded its most advanced 4G LTE (Fourth Generation/Long-Term Evolution) technology in numerous communities in Duval, Saint Johns, Nassau, Putnam, Clay and Baker counties, including: Forest Trails, Elkton, Hastings, Nassauville, Satsuma, San Mateo, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Glen Saint Mary, Sanderson and Macclenny.

Verizon Wireless launched 4G LTE in the core areas of Jacksonville and numerous other large Florida markets beginning in 2010, and has been rapidly expanding the service ever since.

Verizon Wireless is the nation’s largest 4G LTE network, offering more coverage than all other U.S. wireless providers combined.  Verizon’s 4G LTE network is available in more than 410 markets across the country, surpassing the company’s goal to cover 400 markets by the end of 2012.

“We’re proud to so quickly expand our 4G LTE technology and offer these advanced products and services to even more customers in the region, state and nation,” said Pam Tope, Florida region president of Verizon Wireless.

To date, Verizon Wireless has introduced 37 4G LTE-enabled devices, including smartphones, tablets, personal Wi-Fi hotspots and more since the network launched 22 months ago.  Verizon Wireless customers can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices and solutions to experience the nation’s fastest 4G network.  The newest 4G LTE devices include the DROID RAZR™ M by Motorola and the Samsung Galaxy S® III.

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers should expect to experience average data rates of 5 to12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. 

Visit a local Verizon Wireless store or www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information. 

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network.  The company serves nearly 96 million retail customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 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.