Verizon Wireless has announced that it has expanded the “nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G LTE network” so that it now covers more than 80% of the population in the metropolitan Detroit area.
“Metro Detroit: Welcome to the future,” said John Granby, president –Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region, Verizon Wireless. “Our advanced technology is changing the way we all work and play. Today, it gives us the ability to move large files faster and soon enjoy smooth mobile video conferencing. But, this is only the beginning. It’s not about what 4G can do for you. Rather, it’s about what do you want or need it to do?”
This expansion of its 4G LTE network means businesses and consumers will enjoy speeds up to 10 times faster than its 3G network. In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, laptop users experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
Verizon says its 4G LTE network will cover two-thirds of the US population by mid-2012, and nearly everyone by the end of 2013.