PUTNAMVILLE -- Verizon Wireless customers in Putnam County and central Indiana will have access to 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) speeds in more places as the company expanded the nation's largest 4G LTE recently to cover major cities and towns in six Hoosier counties.
The expanded 4G LTE coverage in counties surrounding Indianapolis include:
-- Cloverdale and Putnamville in Putnam County.
-- Martinsville in Morgan County.
-- Anderson, Elwood and Pendleton in Madison County.
-- Greenfield in Hancock County.
-- Muncie, Daleville, Gaston and Yorktown in Delaware County.
-- Shelbyville in Shelby County.
With the new and expanded markets, the company's 4G LTE network will be available to 337 markets in the United States.
"The continued expansion of our 4G LTE network in central Indiana demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the highest quality communications technology," said John Granby, president, Verizon Wireless Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan Region.
"With the new and expanded markets, customers will be able to enjoy the best experience in wireless data usage when they stream video, share music and photos, download files and surf the Web with speeds up to 10 times faster than before."
In fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, 4G LTE devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless' 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast.
Verizon Wireless' 3G network allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their area, or when they travel to areas already covered by 4G LTE.
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network was named "Fastest 4G Network Yet" by Popular Science's 2011 Best of What's New Awards, and was also ranked No. 1 on PC World's 100 Best Products of 2011.
For more information about Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.