Verizon Wireless Blazed New High-speed Network Across Georgia In 2012
More than 91% of Georgians Now Covered by 4G LTE Network; Company's Heavy
Investments Ensure Georgians are More Connected
ALPHARETTA, Ga., March 18, 2013
ALPHARETTA, Ga., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Wireless calling, text
messaging and surfing the Web on the Verizon Wireless network is now easier
and faster for residents and travelers in Georgia, thanks to heavy investments
made during 2012. Over the course of the year, the company invested more than
$180 million in network enhancements across Georgia; its ongoing network
investment in Georgia now totals more than $2.1 billion since the company was
formed in 2000.
"These significant investments represent our ongoing commitment to network
superiority across the state. Our 4G LTE network is revolutionizing the way
Georgians communicate and conduct business. Georgia's consumers and businesses
now have the ability to work at significantly faster speeds and with improved
responsiveness, changing the way they live, work and play," said Jonathan
LeCompte, president – Georgia/Alabama Region, Verizon Wireless.
Over the course of the year, the company installed 4G LTE network coverage in
251 new cities and towns across the Peach State, bringing the total number
covered to 445. Today, over 91% of Georgians are covered by the 4G LTE
network, enabling them to stream video, share music and photos, download files
and surf the Web with speeds up to 10 times faster than before. Verizon
Wireless will continue rapidly expanding the 4G LTE network, with plans cover
its entire nationwide footprint by the end of 2013.
Other 2012 Verizon Wireless Georgia Highlights
oThe St. Patrick's Day celebration in Savannah continues to be one of the
highest usage events for Verizon Wireless customers with over 1.8 million
LTE connections throughout the day.
oProving that Savannah loves to be connected, the city saw the highest
growth in data usage in 2012.
oFootball games in Athens, GA get people talking. Average campus usage in
Athens on game day during the fall of 2012 was over 377,000 minutes of use
and over 255,000 megabytes of data usage.
oMore than 692 billion voice and data transmissions and more than 238
billion minutes of airtime were logged on the Verizon Wireless network in
Georgia during the 2012.
oWireless 4G LTE data traffic increased over 500% year-over-year in
oThe company launched HomeFusion^™ Broadband throughout Georgia, a solution
that leverages the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network
to deliver high-speed, in-home Internet access for residential broadband,
particularly in areas where Internet options are limited or are not
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest,
most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million retail customers,
including 92.5 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking
Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 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
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