Mobile phone carrier Verizon Wireless has fired up its 4G LTE network in the United States some 14 months ago, but it already managed to cover 195 markets nationwide with it.
Over a dozen of these markets are in New Engand, and the carrier is happy with how things evolved in this area.
Last year alone, the operator
invested over $297 million in wireless network enhancements across New England, and it plans to continue doing so.
“Our New England-area investment in network coverage, reliability, and technology, including 4G LTE, topped $297 million in 2011 and provided many businesses and residents the opportunity to connect in faster, more innovative ways,” said Christine Berberich, New England region president for Verizon Wireless.
“As New England’s wireless leader, we continue to aggressively invest in our networks and plan to bring 4G LTE to many more communities in 2012.”
Verizon made its 4G network available in the Boston area in December 2010, reaching residents as far West as Framingham, as far North as Lawrence and as far South as Brockton.
In May last year, the wireless operator launched 4G LTE in Connecticut, and continued to expand the 4G LTE network across Massachusetts in July.
In August 2011, Verizon Wireless launched 4G LTE in the Greater Worcester, Massachusetts area, and expanded it to 29 cities and towns in MetroWest Massachusetts.
In November and December last year, the carrier
activated 4G LTE in Rhode Island, and also launched the network in nine New Hampshire communities near Nashua and Manchester and in four cities and towns in the Fitchburg and Leominster area of Massachusetts.
“Since 2000, we’ve invested over $3 billion into our New England wireless network to provide our customers the fastest and most reliable mobile coverage. After all, today’s wireless devices are still only as fast and reliable as the network they run on,” commented Rich Enright, executive director of network for Verizon Wireless.