This week, Verizon Wireless expanded its 4G LTE coverage in Tennessee’s rural areas. This enhanced coverage includes areas along I-75 in Campbell County and in Lincoln County. With this expansion, 94 percent of the residents in Tennessee are covered with Verizon’s LTE service.
Since the beginning of the year, Verizon Wireless has added 34 4G LTE-enabled cellular towers in Tennessee since January 2013. This means that an additional 78,492 people are now covered by the service across the state. The speed increase will allow users to experience speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.
In a news release today, Verizon announced the expansion of their Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Tennessee and beyond. This expansion will occur Thursday, April 19thand help Verizon expand their LTE coverage to 2/3 of the U.S. They are not stopping there. In fact, by the end of 2012, Verizon is anticipating LTE to be available in over 400 markets and cover over 260 million people in the U.S. This will be an increase to their 2011 numbers of 200 million people covered.
This should be positive news to the residents where the expansion will occur. Connection speeds are said to be 10 times faster than Verizon’s 3G network. Along with the increase speeds, enhanced wireless reception can be experienced inside buildings where coverage can sometimes get lost or be non-existent.
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