Verizon Wireless Enhances 4G LTE Network Coverage in Cranston, Rhode Island

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Verizon Wireless Enhances 4G LTE Network Coverage in Cranston, Rhode Island

Company Expands Nation's Fastest 4G Network for Local Residents and Businesses

CRANSTON, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Verizon Wireless recently enhanced 4G LTE network coverage in Cranston, Rhode Island. This private investment further enhances 4G LTE coverage in the vicinity of southwestern Cranston as well as western Warwick.


Within the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE service area, customers with 4G LTE-enabled devices can post status updates and photos, surf the Web, share music, and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks. Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE customers in the coverage area should experience average speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the download and 2 to 5 Mbps on the upload.

Beginning October 18, Verizon Wireless will cover 417 markets nationwide, more than 75 percent of the U.S. population. Verizon Wireless currently offers more 4G LTE coverage than all other U.S. wireless providers combined. Regionally, Verizon Wireless is New England's 4G LTE leader, offering coverage in parts of all six New England states.

"We've always believed that the best wireless devices deserve the best wireless networks," said executive director for Network for Verizon Wireless, Richard Enright. "People across Rhode Island are increasingly relying on tablets, smartphones and apps to stay organized, connected and entertained. Our investment in Providence County - and across New England - has kept us ahead of these consumer trends and the competition."

Ongoing Network Enhancement

Since 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $3 billion into its New England network, including more than $297 million in 2011, to increase coverage and capacity on behalf of customers. Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network is the nation's largest and was recently recognized in New England for ranking highest among all other national wireless providers in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study(SM), Volume 2.

Wireless Workshops

Verizon Wireless offers in-store and online Wireless Workshops, providing customers with the information needed to maximize their experience with smartphones and tablets.

Smart Accessories

Verizon Wireless also offers a variety of smart accessories, including the FitBit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker and the Withings WiFi Scale, for customers to use with their 4G LTE devices. A full list of smart accessories can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories.

For more information about Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.

About Verizon Wireless

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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