Verizon Wireless Recognized as the Network Quality Leader in Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, in Latest J.D. Power Study
LAUREL, Md., Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
WHO: Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network WHAT: Verizon Wireless ranked highest among all other national wireless providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, and in the five other regions covering the rest of the continental U.S., in the J.D. Power 2013 Wireless Network Quality Performance StudySM, Volume 2, issued Aug. 29. The J.D. Power study measured network quality among U.S. wireless service providers. More than 26,000 wireless subscribers were surveyed by J.D. Power from January through June 2013 about their experiences with wireless voice, text messaging and data usage. Based on their responses, Verizon Wireless ranked highest among national wireless companies in all six regions, including the Mid- Atlantic Region, and tied in the North Central region. WHERE: In six regions covering the U.S., including the Mid-Atlantic Region, covering the states of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. BACKGROUND: The Verizon 4G LTE network is now available to nearly 301 million people in more than 500 markets across the United States, representing more than 99 percent of the company's 3G footprint. Since December 2010, when Verizon Wireless launched its 4G LTE network in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, the company has aggressively expanded its 4G LTE footprint throughout the region. Verizon Wireless' roll out of its 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) network across the Maryland/Virginia/Washington, DC region is now substantially complete. For the past decade, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $280 million on average each year to upgrade and expand its regional wireless network in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. The company's total regional network investment during the past ten years exceeds $3 billion. "We remain committed to providing our customers with the best, most reliable network experience," commented Mike Maiorana, Regional President for Verizon Wireless. "We continue to invest hundreds of millions of dollars each year in our wireless network across Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, empowering Verizon Wireless customers to use smart devices and accessories in faster, more innovative ways." For a full list of 4G LTE markets please visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
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