John Granby, Verizon Wireless president of the Michigan-Indiana-Kentucky region, Monday announced that the company is launching its 4G Long Term Evolution network in Saginaw and Kalamazoo on Sept. 15.
Already, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network is available in 117 cities across the United States, covering more than 160 million Americans or half the U.S. population.
With the new market launch, residents in the following communities with 4G LTE devices will be able to take advantage of speeds up to 10 times faster than the company’s 3G network:
In the Saginaw area: Saginaw, Zilwaukee, Carrollton, Buena Vista, Blumfield Corners, Bridgeport, Spaulding Township, Frankenmuth, Fosters and Birch Run.
In the Kalamazoo area: Kalamazoo, Alamo, Cooper Township, Eastwood, Comstock Township, Milwood and portions of Parchment and Portage.
Details on all of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE devices can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE.
In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE users 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 introduced its 4G LTE network on Dec. 5, 2010, covering more than 110 million Americans, and in just eight months expanded to cover more than half the U.S. population.