Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Expands In Albany Area

Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:34pm EST

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ALBANY, N.Y.,  Jan. 11, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

 WHO:            Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 WHAT:           Verizon Wireless recently activated new 4G LTE coverage on 11 sites in the Capital Region, expanding and filling in coverage on the high-speed data network it launched locally in August 2011.   4G LTE lets Verizon Wireless customers use their 4G LTE-enabled devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, share music, and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks.  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 WHERE:          New 4G LTE sites are located in Berne, Colonie, Coeymans, Duanesburg, Grafton, Greenfield, Middle Grove, Milton, Rotterdam, Troy and Voorheesville. For street-level detail of coverage and more, please visit  www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE.                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 BACKGROUND:     Two years after its launch, the Verizon 4G LTE network is available to 273.5 million people across the U.S. - close to 89 percent of the U.S. population - and offers more 4G LTE coverage than all other networks combined.                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
                 Verizon Wireless also topped the most recent RootMetrics network performance tests for the Albany market, winning for both Data Performance and overall Combined Performance. See the test results  here.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
                 To learn more about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, please visit  http://news.verizonwireless.com/news/2012/12/verizon-wireless-4G-LTE-two-year-anniversary.html. For a full list of 4G LTE markets please visit  www.verizonwireless.com/lte.                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most
reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 96 million retail customers,
including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in  Basking
Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 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
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