Verizon Wireless announced Monday it will soon expand the 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to more places in the Chattanooga area. The company initially launched 4G LTE in Chattanooga in July 2011 with coverage extending to surrounding areas like Fort Oglethorpe, Hixson and Ooltewah.
“Soon more Verizon Wireless customers in the Scenic City will have access to our 4G LTE network,” said Jerry Fountain, president of Verizon Wireless’ Carolinas/Tennessee region. “Currently, more than 85 percent of Tennessee’s population is able to experience the speed and benefits 4G LTE affords.”
Verizon’s 4G LTE network provides customers with speed for smartphones, tablets and hotspots, with data rates averaging 5-12 megabits per second on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world, loaded network environments. Verizon Wireless customers can also take advantage of HomeFusion Broadband, a solution that leverages the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to deliver high-speed, in-home Internet access for residential broadband, particularly where Internet options are limited or are not currently available.