Verizon Wireless is Bringing the Power of Its 4G LTE Network to Logan, West
LOGAN, W.Va., June 11, 2012
LOGAN, W.Va., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Verizon Wireless today announced
it is bringing the nation's largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to
Logan on June 21. With the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, customers can use
their 4G LTE wireless devices in Logan to browse the Web, listen to music,
stream live video, take advantage of thousands of applications, and stay in
touch with family and friends, all with speeds up to 10 times faster than
"High-speed, wireless communications throughout West Virginia will help our
state's businesses thrive in today's economy and open up economic
opportunities," said Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee
on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. "And it will enable families and
rural communities across our state to access dependable, fast technology."
"This investment is helping to close the digital divide across West Virginia,
and I'm thrilled that Verizon agreed with me and took on this important
project," added Senator Rockefeller. "Verizon's commitment to West Virginia
shows the benefits that can result from millions of dollars of private
investment to expand high-speed communications access. We saw these results
in Charleston last year, we're seeing them in Huntington and Logan County this
week, and we'll soon see them throughout the state."
When Verizon Wireless turns on its 4G LTE network in Logan, customers who live
in, or visit, the Logan area, including Chapmanville and along portions of
U.S. Route 119 and State Route 10, will have access to the nation's fastest 4G
"From life-saving calls to business connections and family chats, wireless
communications has proven to be a necessity," said West Virginia Governor Earl
Ray Tomblin. "That's why I am pleased Verizon Wireless will be expanding their
high-speed service to Logan and surrounding communities. The benefits of a
boost in the power of instant global interactions will be felt by businesses,
families, and individuals."
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available to more than two-thirds of
the U.S. population in 258 markets across the country and offers more than six
times the geographic coverage of its nearest competitor's 4G LTE network.
Verizon Wireless customers looking to experience the nation's fastest 4G
network can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices, ranging from
tablets, mobile hotspots, smartphones and more, including the new DROID
INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC, available in stores and online in the coming weeks.
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.
Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about the Verizon
Wireless 4G LTE network and a list of current markets.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest,
most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers,
including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking
Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 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
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