Valley to get Verizon’s 4G network by year’s end

Springs Hosting
DriveThruRPG.com
Old School RPGs - Available Now @ DriveThruRPG.com
Create Your Own Eberron D&D Adventures @ Dungeon Masters Guild
Best Selling RPGs - Available Now @ DriveThruRPG.com
Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis eBooks - Available Now @ DriveThruFiction.com
4G-LTE-2010-Launch-Markets-Map-H4-Web
CLICK TO ENLARGE

Verizon Wireless announced Wednesday that the Valley will be among the first markets to experience its fastest network when it rolls out by the end of the year.

The Phoenix region is one of 38 metropolitan areas to get the 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, which will be a foundation of the next generation of mobile devices. It’s one of two competing standards that also includes WiMax, which is used by Sprint for its 4G network.

Verizon’s embrace of LTE is a huge indication it may win the race to be the global 4G standard.

“We are driven by the vision to provide ubiquitous wireless broadband connectivity and mobility to rural and urban Americans alike,” Verizon president and COO Lowell McAdam said in a statement. “With our initial 4G LTE launch, we will immediately reach more than one-third of all Americans where they live, right from the start. And, we will quickly introduce 4G LTE throughout the Verizon coverage area.”

The network will extend inside the boundaries of the Loop 101 in the north and central Valley and inside the boundaries of the Loop 202 in the south East Valley, according to Verizon. Also included: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, as well as about 60 other commercial airports coast to coast.

“The company’s 4G LTE network ultimately will connect a full range of electronics devices and machines to each other,” according to Verizon.

Enter: Skynet!

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Subscribe for free updates!

Newsletters

View previous campaigns.

Powered by MailChimp

Nerdvana Media will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at news@nerdvanamedia.com. We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

About the author

Avatar

Jayson Peters

Digital, social and print media pro. Nerdvana's founder, curator and editor.

Add Comment

Post a comment...

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • I know someone who knows someone who knows. The 4g or LTE network is up and running now. Verizon has engineers running around testing, tuning and documenting the system right now. 4g is up. We (in Phoenix) are just waiting on the Verizon Rollout and LTE devices.

  • I know someone who knows someone who knows. The 4g or LTE network is up and running now. Verizon has engineers running around testing, tuning and documenting the system right now. 4g is up. We (in Phoenix) are just waiting on the Verizon Rollout and LTE devices.

Samurai Comics