Verizon Wireless expands 4G network in central and western Virginia
- May 15, 2012
Verizon Wireless will bring its 4G long term evolution (LTE) network to 28 new markets, including Fredericksburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Harrisonburg and Martinsville, starting Thursday, May 17. According to the company, customers will be able to stream video, share music and photos, download files and surf the Web with speeds up to 10 times faster than before 4G was added.
When these new markets launch, coverage will include:
• Fredericksburg, and the majority of Stafford County, the northern part of Spotsylvania County, and communities located near Interstate 95, including Dale City, Aquia Harbour, Quantico Station, Dumfries, Dodds Corner, White Oak, Eagle Village and Paynes Corner.
• Staunton, Waynesboro and Harrisonburg, and up the Interstate 81 corridor from Roanoke, bringing coverage to Augusta and Rockingham Counties, including the towns of Timberville, Broadway, Elkton and Mount Crawford.
• Martinsville, and the majority of Henry County, bringing service to areas Route 220, Route 57, and Route 58 and the communities of Oak Level, Basset Stanleytown, Ridgeway and Horse Pasture.
Altogether, Verizon Wireless is expanding the network in 11 markets across the United States on May 17, making it available to more than two-thirds of the U.S. population. “With the 4G LTE network, residents can leverage the speed and connectivity offered by our 4G LTE devices to push the boundaries of communication,” Mike Maiorana, president of Verizon Wireless’ Virginia/Maryland/Washington, DC region, said in a statement.
When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, 4G LTE devices automatically connect to Verizon.