Verizon Wireless Brings 4G LTE To Weirton, W.Va., And Steubenville, Ohio
WEIRTON, W.Va. and STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —
WHO: Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) network and largest, most reliable 3G network. WHAT: Today, Verizon Wireless announced the launch of 4G LTE in Weirton, W. Va., and Steubenville, Ohio. Verizon Wireless customers in these communities can now experience the speed and capabilities offered by the nation's largest 4G LTE network with the company's recent expansion of 4G LTE to the area. Verizon Wireless was the first to offer 4G LTE services to markets in the region including Charleston, W. Va., Pittsburgh, Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati, in December 2010, and has continued its expansion of the nation's largest 4G LTE network throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. WHERE: Verizon's 4G LTE network is now available: In Weirton, W.Va.; In Steubenville, Ohio; In the towns of Follansbee, W.Va.; Mingo Junction, Ohio; Wellsburg, W. Va.; Bethany, W. Va. and; Along W. Va. state routes 2, 7, 22,43. For street-level detail of coverage and more, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE. BACKGROUND: Verizon Wireless has the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. Launched in December 2010, our 4G LTE network is available in more than 500 markets to 97 percent of the population and covers more than 303 million people in the U.S., including those in areas served by our LTE in Rural America partners. Our 4G LTE covers more than 99 percent of the company's 3G network footprint. With the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, you can expect service at speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. The growth of the 4G LTE network has fostered development of new and innovative solutions as diverse as LTE-connected cars and remote medical diagnostic options. One solution recently brought to market is the Verizon 4G LTE Router, which can support wired and Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously, allowing users to take it on vacation or business travel to stay connected. The company also offers a full line of 'smart accessories' across the categories of health and fitness, lifestyle and toys that leverage its leading portfolio of mobile devices and networks. For a full list of smart accessories please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories To learn more about how 4G LTE is changing the ways Verizon Wireless customers communicate, please visit http://news.verizonwireless.com/news/2012/11/4G-LTE-network-innovation.html. QUOTES: "This is great news, and a win-win for West Virginia. Building our technology infrastructure and making certain every corner of our state has dependable, advanced wireless service remains one of my top priorities," said Senator Jay Rockefeller. "As Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, I have tried to spur wireless investment in West Virginia and promote greater technology deployments on all fronts. Verizon's expanded service in Weirton will create exciting new opportunities for the area, particularly for local businesses and schools. I want to commend Verizon for its commitment to expanding 4G LTE service in West Virginia, now to 28 markets in the state, since it first launched LTE coverage here less than three years ago." "4G LTE is changing the way customers interact with the world via next generation apps, devices and solutions," said Mark Frazier, president-Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region, Verizon Wireless. "By investing in wireless broadband, we're investing in local communities and economies where our customers live, work and play."
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