Verizon Wireless is preparing to launch 4G LTE technology in its 200th market. The company announced on Wednesday that Dothan, Alabama and the surrounding area will be the 200th market to receive the ultra-fast mobile data technology.
Verizon also plans to expand its 4G LTE technology in 17 current markets.
The company will also begin servicing Enterprise, Ala.; Naples, Fla.; Greenville, N.C.; Altus and Durant, Okla.; and Longview/Marshall, Texas.
Verizon has been focusing deeply on its reliance towards 4G LTE technology with the CDMA network already providing customers with more than 20 4G LTE devices to choose from along with various 4G data plans.
According to Verizon chief technical officer David Small:
“Our plans to double our 4G LTE network coverage from the end of 2011 to the end of 2012 align with the aggressive and rapid deployment strategy we have taken with our 4G LTE network.”
Smith continues by noting:
“Our commitment to expanding and enhancing our 4G LTE network is enabling more customers across the country to enjoy the benefits of the most popular wireless devices. We will continue investing in our 4G LTE network and working with key partners to ensure our customers have access to the best products and services available.”
Verizon claims that their 4G LTE network will provide customers with average data rates ranging from 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) with an uplink speed of 2 to 5 Mbps.
Is the speed and coverage area of 4G LTE data technology a big consideration for which company you choose to contract with at this time?