|Verizon Wireless customers will be able to experience the speed and capabilities offered by its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network when it is introduced in Joplin and Carthage, Missouri on August 16, 2012, the company announced today.
The new market launch will provide customers in the Joplin area access to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to locally surf the Web, stream music and video, quickly access over-the-air applications, and stay in touch with family and friends at speeds up to 10 times faster than before.
When Verizon Wireless 4G LTE launches in the Joplin area, customers who visit or live in areas including Joplin, Carthage, Webb City, Oronogo, Carterville, Duquesne, Brooklyn Heights, Duenweg and Diamond will have access to the nation’s fastest 4G network. Areas along Interstate 44 between Highway 71 and the state line will also have access to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.
“When we launch our 4G service in Joplin, Verizon Wireless customers with 4G LTE smartphones, tablet and other devices, will have direct access to the super fast speeds that are available in 337 other markets today,” said Brendan Fallis, president – Kansas/Missouri Region, Verizon Wireless. “Every day in every way, Verizon Wireless works to continue to provide our customers with the best wireless experience in the U.S.”
Verizon Wireless customers can also take advantage of HomeFusion℠ Broadband, a solution that leverages the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to deliver high-speed, in-home Internet access for residential broadband, particularly in areas where Internet options are limited or are not currently available.
In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.