According to recent reports the communications giant Verizon has recently passed an important milestone with regards to its 4G network, which was launched just eight months ago. The milestone is that after just eight months the provider has rolled out the 4G service to one hundred and seventeen cities, providing access to one hundred and sixty Americans.
This means that half of the United States is now covered by the 4G service. The provider advertises speeds of between 5Mbps and 12Mbps, and recent speed tests that were carried out on the Verizon 4G service reported average speeds of around 8.8Mbps, which means that the millions of people that have access to the network can also enjoy pretty impressive speeds.
David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless, said: “In eight short months we’ve introduced our 4G LTE network to more than half of the U.S. population, while continuing to offer the nation’s most reliable 3G network coast to coast. This matters to millions of Americans because they can take advantage of faster 4G LTE speeds both at home and when they travel throughout the country – today and in many more markets to come this year. Each new market and expansion is significant as it brings us closer to delivering on the promise to bring our 4G LTE network to more than 185 million Americans by the end of 2011.”
Source – Engadget