Verizon 4G LTE to Morgantown
Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 00:10
Morgantown Verizon Wireless customers will be able to experience 4G Long Term Evolution capabilities on their mobile phones beginning Oct. 18.
Verizon Wireless spokesperson Laura Merritt said some customers may experience 4G LTE prior to the Oct. 18 launch date as the company works to activate each cell site.
"We have certainly been working hard to bring 4G LTE to the community. We’ve definitely heard a lot from the community on how much they want us to bring 4G LTE to Morgantown," Merritt said. "I’m very excited to be able to share the big news and to now – finally – say it’s coming on October 18."
Verizon announced yesterday existing customers who visit or live in areas including Morgantown, West Virginia University, along Interstate 79 from the Pennsylvania border south to the Interstate 79/68 interchange and east along Interstate 68 to the Preston County border will be able to surf the Web, stream music and video and stay in touch with family, friends and colleagues, all with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G on Oct. 18.
"With our 4G LTE network, customers can take advantage of the speed offered by our 4G LTE devices and the innovative solutions that leverage 4G LTE technology to enhance connectivity," said Mark Frazier, President of the Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia Region. "Our aggressive 4G LTE deployment strategy has enabled us to provide customers with the best wireless data experience possible, and we will continue to strengthen and expand our network to provide consistently outstanding 4G LTE speeds."
While other mobile carriers have offered 4G networks in the Morgantown region, Merritt said Verizon will be the first to introduce 4G LTE to the region, which will allow for greater speed.
Merritt said as the company works to launch the new network she encourages any customer experiencing difficulties to contact customer support.
"We are always watching for things like that as we turn-up a new network," she said. "We encourage anyone who does see any degradations to certainly call customer service. We don’t want anyone to have a bad experience."
Merritt said Verizon currently does not provide 3G in the Morgantown region, so the company is excited to be able to bring the LTE network to the area – and especially WVU students.
"A lot of students aren’t from Morgantown, and when they go home they maybe live in areas that have 4G LTE. They know how great it is," she said. "We want to give them as good of an experience as possible."
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