ATLANTA, GA – Verizon announced this week that it is bringing the world's first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Montgomery this year, saying availability of a 4G LTE wireless network is part of the company's aggressive expansion of its network into 140 additional markets in 2011. Last year, the world's first large-scale launch of LTE began in 38 major metropolitan areas and in more than 60 commercial airports coast to coast.
Verizon says its deployment of 4G LTE in Montgomery will provide LTE coverage throughout the capital city, and also covers Prattville, Millbrook, Wetumpka, Shorter, Tallassee, Troy and Tuskegee. In addition, the Hyundai plant, Maxwell Air Force Base, Tuskegee University, Troy University and Alabama State University will be covered with LTE, the company promised.
Interstates 65 and 85, and US Highways 231 and 31 will also be covered.
"This network revolution marks a new era in wireless communications, with faster connections and endless possibilities for both consumers and businesses," said Jeff Mango, president – Georgia/Alabama Region, Verizon Wireless. "The launch of our lightening fast 4G LTE network in Montgomery is further evidence of our commitment to and investment in the residents of this area."
While Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network promises much more than speed, the first application gives customers the ability to work at significantly faster speeds and improved latency, increasing productivity and the opportunity to get work done where their business takes them.
The company is currently installing LTE equipment at existing cell sites and switching centers around the United States as part of its extensive, ongoing investment in its voice and data network infrastructure.