WALNUT CREEK, Calif., July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced that it will expand the nation's largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in the San Francisco Bay Area in the coming weeks. The expanded 4G LTE network will enable customers in more parts of the Bay Area to use their wireless devices to surf the Web, stream music and video, take advantage of thousands of applications, and stay in touch with family and friends, all with speeds up to 10 times faster than before.
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is currently available in much of the San Francisco Bay Area including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Solano Counties. With the planned network expansion, residents in Northern California's wine country, including the city of Napa, Coombsville, Yountville, St. Helena, Calistoga, parts of Angwin, along Hwy 29 from the city of Napa to St. Helena, and the city of Sonoma will have access to the nation's fastest 4G network.
"Our 4G LTE network provides our customers with the fastest 4G experience possible," said Russ Preite, region president for Verizon Wireless. "With our 4G LTE network, more residents, small businesses and local government in the Bay Area will be able to leverage the speed and connectivity through a variety of 4G LTE devices to connect with family and friends."
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available to more than two-thirds of the U.S. population in 304 markets across the country and offers more 4G LTE coverage than all other networks combined. 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. Details on available devices can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE and information on plans and pricing is available at www.verizonwireless.com/plans.
Verizon Wireless also offers a variety of smart accessories, including the FitBit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker and the Withings WiFi Scale, for customers to use with their 4G LTE devices. A full list of smart accessories can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories.
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 at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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