Verizon Expands Lehigh Valley 4G Network
Lehigh Valley Verizon customers will have access to 4G LTE speeds in more places as part of expansion project.
Verizon Wireless customers in the Lehigh Valley will have access to 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) speeds in more places as a result of the company's expanded 4G LTE network in 32 markets.
Verizon also launched coverage in 33 new markets on July 19.
Verizon Wireless launched its 4G LTE network in the Philadelphia market in December 2010 and, since that time, has aggressively filled in and expanded the network in the Philadelphia vicinity and across central and eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.
This latest expansion enhances 4G LTE coverage in Allentown and surrounding areas, including Trexlertown, and in Easton and Phillipsburg. With the new and expanded markets, the company's 4G LTE network will be available to 337 markets in the United States.
"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," said regional president Mario Turco. "The continued expansion of our 4G LTE network in the Lehigh Valley further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the highest quality, most reliable communications technology."
Verizon Wireless led all wireless carriers in overall network performance, data performance, and call performance in the June 2012 RootMetrics test results for the Allentown market. RootMetrics is a Bellevue, Wash., company that tests cell phone service in cities across the country. The company's 4G LTE wireless data network led the way, with fastest average speeds for both downloading and uploading data.
Verizon Wireless has invested more than $1.8 billion in the regional network since 2000, including $200 million in 2011 alone, to increase coverage and capacity on behalf of customers.