LUBBOCK, Texas, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless customers in Lubbock will be able to experience the blazingly fast speeds and capabilities of America's largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network when the service launches there on Thursday, Sept. 20. The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network covers more than 75 percent of the U.S. population and has more coverage than all other U.S. wireless providers combined. The introduction of 4G LTE in Lubbock moves Verizon Wireless one step closer to its goal of covering 400 markets across the United States with its 4G LTE network by the end of 2012. On Thursday, Sept. 20, customers who live in or visit areas including Texas Tech University, South Plains Mall, Mackenzie Park, Grace Medical Center, and Covenant Hospital and Medical Center will have access to the nation's fastest 4G network. "We're excited to bring our 4G LTE network to Lubbock and give the community the opportunity to experience speeds that are up to ten times faster than the 3G network," said Frank Antonacci, Central Texas region president at Verizon Wireless. "From watching movies on tablet devices to uploading content on social media sites, the user experience is magnified and eased with quicker connection speeds." 4G LTE Devices, Solutions and Plans Verizon Wireless offers the largest selection of 4G LTE devices, ranging from tablets and mobile hotspots to the latest smartphones and more, including the Samsung Galaxy S® III and the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC. Details can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE. Information on plans and pricing for consumers and businesses is available at www.verizonwireless.com/plans. For customers with new 4G LTE-enabled devices or looking to purchase 4G LTE-enabled devices, Verizon Wireless offers in-store and online Wireless Workshops that provide customers with the information they need to maximize their wireless experiences on smartphones and tablets. For more information, visit a local Verizon Wireless Communications Store or www.verizonwireless.com/workshops. 4G LTE Coverage and Speed 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.