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Verizon announces launch of 4G LTE network across Greater Providence, Rhode Island on 17 November 2011.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-October 11, 2011-Verizon announces launch of 4G LTE network across Greater Providence, Rhode Island on 17 November 2011(C)1994-2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS

US wireless communications company Verizon Wireless announced yesterday that it is bringing its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to the Greater Providence area on 17 November 2011.

The company said that it will turn on its 4G LTE network in Providence and surrounding communities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts on 17 November 2011. A total of 21 New England cities and towns will be covered in this launch.

Verizon's 4G LTE network will be available in 178 cities across the country on 17 November 2o11 and currently supports 13 devices, including the new Pantech Breakout and DROID BIONIC by Motorola. With this expansion, customers with 4G devices in the areas will be able to take advantage of Verizon's 4G network with speeds up to 10 times faster than its 3G network.

Verizon Wireless had introduced its 4G LTE network on 5 December 2010, covering more than 110 million Americans. In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon 4G LTE customers from Cumberland, Rhode Island to Swansea, Massachusetts 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 the network is launched in November, the company said.

Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)(Nasdaq: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE:VOD)(Nasdaq:VOD).

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