GROVELAND -- Verizon Wireless customers in the Groveland area of Putnam County can take advantage of the Verizon Wireless 4G Long Term Evolution network, the nation's largest 4G LTE network, starting Thursday, April 19.
On Thursday, Verizon Wireless is introducing the network in 27 new markets and expanding across 44 existing markets across the United States, including Groveland.
With the new and expanded markets, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network will be available to two-thirds of the U.S. population in a total of 230 markets.
Other Indiana expanded coverage areas include cities and towns in Hendricks, Montgomery, Morgan, Boone, Clinton, Hamilton, Howard, Grant and Tipton counties.
In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers should experience average data speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
According to the Wall Street Journal, LTE is the "speed king" of 4G technologies. Additionally, Popular Science called Verizon's network the "fastest yet," and PC World recognized Verizon's 4G LTE network as one of the 100 Best Products of 2011.