Verizon Wireless customers in the area can now use their 4G LTE
smartphones, laptop modems and hotspots to take advantage of speeds up
to 10 times faster than the company's 3G network. In real-world,
fully-loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience
average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink
and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink - perfect for surfing the Web, downloading
large files, and sharing music and photos.
"We're excited to lead the Capital Region into the 4G LTE wireless
broadband world, helping residents, businesses, media and local
government connect faster and more fully with each other and with those
outside the area," said Russ Preite, president of Verizon Wireless'
Upstate New York Region. "Our 4G LTE network is revolutionizing the way
people communicate. We know this connectivity will be a key
communications and technology enabler for many years to come."
Verizon Wireless introduced the globe's first large-scale LTE network on
December 5, 2010, covering more than 110 million Americans, and is
quickly expanding national coverage. The service launched in the New
York City and Rochester markets in December. In addition to the Capital
Region, the service will be available in the Syracuse and Ithaca areas
soon. The company is on course to deliver 4G LTE to its entire 3G
wireless footprint by the end of 2013. When customers travel outside of
a 4G LTE coverage area, their 4G devices automatically connect to
Verizon Wireless' 3G network, enabling them to stay connected from coast
As the first wireless company in the world to broadly deploy
game-changing 4G LTE technology, Verizon Wireless is committed to
building its 4G network with the same performance and reliability for
which it has long been recognized. Verizon Wireless' consistent focus on
reliability is based on rigid engineering standards and a disciplined
deployment approach year after year. The company's 700 MHz spectrum
gives Verizon Wireless specific advantages with 4G, including a
contiguous, nationwide network license.
Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about Verizon
Wireless' 4G LTE network.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest, most advanced 4G network
and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million
total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail
customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 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 .