A few days ago I mentioned that Verizon Wireless was going to announce the launch of its 4G LTE Network on either December 5th or 6th. Today Verizon Wireless has announced the official date: this Sunday, December 5th.
“Beginning Sunday, Verizon Wireless is making the best network even better. Our initial 4G LTE launch gives customers access to the fastest and most advanced mobile network in America and immediately reaches more than one-third of all Americans, right where they live,” said Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer of Verizon Wireless. “That’s just the start. We will quickly expand 4G LTE, and by 2013 will reach the existing Verizon Wireless 3G coverage area.”
Verizon Wireless says its new 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network will be the “fastest and most advanced” 4G network in America, and that users can expect average download data rates of 5 to 12Mbps and upload rates of 2 to 5 Mbps.
With the launch, Verizon Wireless is also offering new value-priced 4G LTE Mobile Broadband data plans starting at $50 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance, as well as two new 4G LTE USB modems: the LG VL600 which will be available at launch, and the Pantech UML290, available soon.
“We are building our 4G LTE network with the same commitment to performance and reliability for which we have long been recognized. Our commitment to superior network performance, combined with broad 4G coverage areas and the strong value of our data plans make 4G LTE Mobile Broadband the best choice for laptop users,” added Meade.