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Verizon brings 4G network to southwest Missouri

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Beginning today, Verizon Wireless customers in southwest Missouri have access to the company’s 4G long-term evolution network.
 
The 4G network enables customers to share music and photos, surf the Web and download files up to 10 times faster than they could previously, according to a Verizon news release.
 
In addition to coverage in Springfield and Branson, several other cities also have access to Verizon’s 4G network, including Ozark, Nixa, Reeds Spring, Strafford and Willard, the release said.
 
“Our network … was just named the ‘Fastest 4G Network Yet’ by Popular Science’s Best of What’s New awards and ranked No. 1 on PC World’s 100 Best Products of 2011,” said Brendan Fallis, president of the Kansas/Missouri region for Verizon Wireless, in the release.
 
Ideally, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers in the greater Springfield area should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
 
Access to the 4G LTE network is available via 16 enabled devices, including smart phones. In addition to launching the network in the Springfield area, Verizon also is launching in 13 other new markets and expanding in several, including Pittsburgh, Pa., for a total of 179 markets covered.
 
The company also is working with rural communications companies to collaborate on the building and operation of 4G LTE networks in those areas via the tower and backhaul assets of the rural companies and Verizon Wireless’ core 4G LTE equipment and 700 MHz spectrum.[[In-content Ad]]

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