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Verizon 4g LTE network to expand in SW Missouri

Friday, April 6, 2012

Verizon Wireless will expand its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in southwest Missouri, beginning April 19.

According to a company spokesman, the expanded 4G LTE network will enable customers to use their wireless devices to access the Internet faster and listen to music or watch video on their phones all with speeds up to 10 times faster than before.

Areas targeted to receive the new 4G LTE service service will extend between Interstate 44 and Highway 60, including Monett, Pierce City, Mt. Vernon, Aurora, Marionville, Stotts City and Halltown in the bi-county area.

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE service is currently available in Springfield, Branson, Republic, Nixa and some surrounding communities. With the planned network expansion, residents in more areas throughout southwest Missouri will have access to the nation's fastest 4G network.

"The future is here in southwest Missouri, and it is Verizon Wireless 4G LTE," said Brendan Fallis, president-Kansas/Missouri region for Verizon Wireless. "Our commitment to 4G LTE is bringing customers a level of wireless data service with upload and download speeds and connectivity that is revolutionizing the way we communicate,"

Since its launch on Dec. 5, 2010, Verizon Wireless has introduced its 4G LTE network to more than 200 million people in 203 markets across the country and supports more than 20 4G LTE devices.

With the upgrade, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., the company serves nearly 108 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers.

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