4G  
LTE

Leading the industry
in wireless technology.

The best network,  
12 years in a row.

As our customers add more devices and find more ways to use them, we’re constantly increasing the density of our network. Since 2000, we've invested more than $126 billion to meet today’s surging demand for wireless data and video, and to get our network ready for 5G wireless technology. 

Our commitment to network excellence has kept us at the top of RootMetrics® U.S. National RootScore® report rankings of wireless carriers in overall, reliability, data and call performance for twelve straight reports in a row.*

* Rankings based on the RootMetrics US National, State, and Metro RootScore Reports: 1H 2019. Tested with best commercially available smartphones on 4 national mobile networks across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for more details.

Coverage  
where it counts.

Verizon commercially launched the nation’s first 4G LTE network in December 2010.

  • 326M
    People
    have access to 4G LTE coverage
  • 98%
    of US population
    has 4G LTE coverage.
  • $125B
    invested
    in our network since 2000
Based on 9/15/2018 U.S. Census population data. Verizon's 4G LTE service is available to more than 326 million people in the U.S.

4G  
Explained

Wireless communications tower

What is 4G LTE and why it matters.

If you aren't sure what exactly 4G LTE means, you're not alone. Below is a quick primer on what it is and how it applies in your day-to-day life.

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How is 5G different from 4G?

It isn’t as simple as 4 plus 1. Get to know the massive leap coming to wireless technology.

Leading the industry.  
First on 5G.

Verizon built its own 5G technology to accelerate testing and drive the development of a worldwide 5G standard.

And we continue to work with our other technology partners to further advance 5G technology and reach important milestones on the path to full deployment—both in the lab and, most importantly, in the real world where it matters most.