ALBANY, N.Y., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network
Verizon Wireless recently activated new 4G LTE coverage on 17 sites in the Albany and Glens Falls areas, including a newly built site in Bethlehem, expanding and filling in coverage on the high-speed data network it launched locally in August 2011.
The company also announced that its nationwide 4G LTE network is now substantially complete with the launch of its 500th 4G LTE market on June 27.
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.
The new 4G LTE sites are located in Albany, Bethlehem, Coeymans and Latham (Albany County); Claverack (Columbia County); Cherry Plain, Nassau, Petersburgh (2 sites), and Stephentown (2 sites) (Rensselaer County); Saratoga Springs (Saratoga County); Cobleskill, Middleburgh and Schoharie (Schoharie County); and Easton and Salem (Washington County). For street-level detail of coverage and more, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE.
Two and a half years after its launch, the Verizon 4G LTE network is available to more than 298 million people across the U.S representing more than 99 percent of our 3G network.
The company activated more than 350 4G LTE sites across Upstate New York in 2013 and now has nearly 1,100 4G LTE sites on the air in the region.
For additional details on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network visit http://verizonwireless.com/lte. To see how the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is impacting customers and businesses across the country, visit the Verizon Wireless News Center.
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Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.9 million retail customers, including 93.2 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 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. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.
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