Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Network to Cover Nearly 100,000 More People in Greenville, SC on August 16

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Starting Aug. 16, more Verizon Wireless customers in more places around Greenville, S.C. will have access to the company’s 4G LTE high-speed wireless broadband network. The network expansion will provide nearly 100,000 additional customers with 4G LTE coverage—the industry standard for speed on smartphones, tablets and hotspots—with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G data networks.
“We launched 4G LTE in Greenville in June of last year, and we are continuing to put considerable resources into the community here,” said Jerry Fountain, president of Verizon Wireless’ Carolinas/Tennessee region. “We understand the positive impact access to high-speed wireless Internet can have on the local economy, education and business, and this expansion is another investment to demonstrate Verizon’s commitment to the Upstate community.”
This expansion will also make Verizon’s HomeFusion℠ residential broadband service available to more people of the Upstate, a solution particularly advantageous for customers who live in areas where Internet options are limited or unavailable.
Verizon’s 4G LTE service is available to more than 230 million people across the United States, including more than 73 percent of South Carolina’s population. The company plans to have 4G LTE in more than 400 U.S. markets by the end of 2012. For more information on the network, as well as Verizon’s 4G LTE device line-up, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.

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Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 94.2 million retail customers, including 88.8 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 78,000 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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