WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless customers will be able to experience the speed and capabilities offered by its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network when it is introduced in Redding in coming weeks, the company announced today.
The new market launch will provide customers in Redding access to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to locally surf the Web, stream music and video, quickly access over-the-air applications, and stay in touch with family and friends at speeds up to 10 times faster than before. Verizon Wireless currently covers more than 230 million people in 337 markets across the United States with the nation's largest 4G LTE network.
When Verizon Wireless 4G LTE launches in Redding, customers who visit or live in areas including Redding, Anderson, Palo Cedro, Red Bluff, Vina and Corning will have access to the nation's fastest 4G network.
"When we launch our 4G service in Redding, Verizon Wireless customers with 4G LTE smartphones, tablet and other devices, will have direct access in their hometown to the superfast speeds that are available in 337 other markets today," said Russ Preite, region president for Verizon Wireless. "Every day in every way, Verizon Wireless works to continue to provide our customers with the best wireless experience in the U.S."Verizon Wireless customers can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices to experience the nation's fastest 4G network. Devices include a variety of tablets, mobile hotspots, smartphones and more, including the Samsung Galaxy S® III and the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC. 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 that customers can use with their 4G LTE devices. These accessories include the FitBit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker, the Withings WiFi Scale and the Helo TC Touch Controlled Helicopter, among others. A full list of smart accessories can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories. Verizon Wireless customers can also take advantage of HomeFusion(SM) Broadband, 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 where Internet options are limited or are not currently available. 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.
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