Verizon Wireless Expands 4G LTE Coverage In Culpeper County, Virginia
LAUREL, Md., May 1, 2013
LAUREL, Md., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Verizon Wireless has activated fourth
generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage in Culpeper County,
Virginia by adding a new cluster of cell sites which extend the company's
footprint along Route 522 north and south between Culpeper and Mineral,
Virginia, and along Route 29 north and south through Culpeper County. This
cluster also provides coverage along Routes 20 and 229. Verizon Wireless
customers in these areas will now be able to use their 4G LTE-enabled devices
to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, share music, and download
files at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks.
"4G LTE is changing the way customers interact with the world via next
generation apps, devices and solutions," said Mike Maiorana, Regional
President. "By investing in mobile broadband, we're investing in local
communities and economies where our customers live, work and travel."
Already the largest commercial 4G LTE network in the nation, the Verizon
Wireless 4G LTE network is now available in more than 491 markets, reaching
287 million people and covering more than 95 percent of Verizon Wireless' 3G
network footprint. In 2013, the Verizon 4G LTE footprint will completely
cover the area served today by the company's 3G network.
In addition to offering the nation's largest 4G LTE network, Verizon Wireless
also ranks highest among all other national wireless providers in network
quality in the Mid-Atlantic Region which includes the state of Virginia,
according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Wireless Network Quality
Performance Study, Volume 13.
Verizon Wireless' ability to maintain this top-ranking in network quality
stems from its sustained investment in its wireless network. The company has
spent over $80 billion dollars since it was formed in 2000 to increase the
coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide networks and to add new
services. At the regional level, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $3
billion on wireless network upgrades since 2000, including the $301 million it
spent in 2012 alone.
Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about the Verizon
Wireless 4G LTE network and a list of current markets. For more information
on solutions powered by Verizon, visit www.verizon.com/powerfulanswers.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest,
most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.9 million retail customers,
including 93.2 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,
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