Verizon Wireless Announces 4G LTE Network Enhancements across Massachusetts

Verizon Invests $172 Million into Wireless Network across New England in First Half of 2015

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WHO:

     

Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network.

 

WHAT:

Over the past several months, Verizon Wireless has enhanced fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage in communities throughout Massachusetts. 4G LTE empowers Verizon Wireless customers with compatible devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, and download files wirelessly at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks.

 

This year Verizon has enhanced its network across New England by adding cell sites and deploying new technologies such as small cells and distributed antenna systems.

 

WHERE:

In addition to network enhancements previously announced in Eastern, Central, and Western Massachusetts in April, Verizon Wireless most recently added new coverage in the following Bay State communities.

Eastern Massachusetts:

  • Attleboro, in the vicinity of Union Street and downtown
  • Braintree, in the vicinity of Washington Street
  • Brookline, near Clyde Street and Brookline Country Club
  • Canton, in the vicinity of Shawmut Road
  • Carver, near the intersection of Center Street and Route 58
  • Chelmsford, in the vicinity of Grant Street
  • Cohasset, through the town center and along Route 3A toward Scituate
  • Holden, on the east side of town near Doyle Road and Interstate 190
  • Manchester (Manchester-by-the-Sea), along the shoreline, through the town center and along Route 127 toward Beverly, including the Beverly Farms area
  • North Andover, along Mass. Ave. and Great Pond Road
  • Plymouth, in the northern part of town
  • Quincy, at Marina Bay
  • Somerville, in the vicinity of Highland Avenue
  • Tewksbury, in the vicinity of Victor Drive
  • Waltham, in the vicinity of Lexington Street
  • Winchester, along portions of Route 3, and Mystic River Path

Central and Western Massachusetts:

  • Northampton, at the intersection of Route 5 and Route 9
  • Pittsfield, in the vicinity of Chestnut and Tyler Streets
  • Springfield, along Liberty Street, Newbury Street, Parker Street and Wilbraham Road; parts of Metro Center along State Street; as well as Springfield Technical Community College and Springfield Technology Park
  • Worcester, in the vicinity of Heywood Street

In addition the company has augmented existing XLTE coverage in dozens of Massachusetts communities. XLTE uses Verizon’s AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) spectrum to double 4G LTE bandwidth in cities coast to coast, with faster peak speeds and greater capacity than before. This means that more wireless interactions can occur with more people in the same location, so more customers can send photos, download videos, surf the internet, and use real-time navigation throughout the following Bay State counties, all due to recent XLTE enhancements:

  • Berkshire County: Adams, Becket, Williamstown
  • Bristol County: Acushnet, Fall River, Mansfield, Taunton
  • Essex County: Haverhill, Lawrence, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus
  • Duke’s County: Edgartown
  • Hampden County: Agawam, Longmeadow, Westfield
  • Hampshire County: Amherst
  • Middlesex County: Acton, Ashland, Ayer, Cambridge, Concord, Lexington, Malden, Natick, Newton, Waltham, Winchester, Woburn, Weston
  • Nantucket County: Nantucket
  • Norfolk County: Bellingham, Braintree, Brookline, Canton, Dedham, Milton, Randolph, Wellesley, Westwood, Weymouth, Wrentham
  • Plymouth County: Bridgewater, Brockton, Duxbury, Hingham, Kingston, Norwell, Pembroke, Rockland, Wareham, West Bridgewater
  • Suffolk County: Boston, including Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, Mattapan, and West Quincy, as well as Revere
  • Worcester County: Auburn, Berlin, Boylston, Grafton, Lunenburg, Northborough, North Oxford, Southborough, Westborough, Worcester
  • Barnstable County: Barnstable, including Hyannis, as well as Bourne, Chatham, Falmouth, Mashpee, Provincetown, Wellfleet

BACKGROUND:

      “We’ve reinvested over $4 billion into our wireless networks across New England since 2000, including $172 million in enhancements during the first half of 2015,” commented Dave MacBeth, Executive Director of Network for Verizon Wireless in New England. “It’s our culture of ‘continuous improvement’ that drives us to innovate and deploy new technologies in support of our customers who rely on their devices, apps and accessories every day.”
 

Verizon Wireless completed $172 million in wireless network enhancements across New England in the first half of 2015, increasing the company's regional wireless network investment to over $4 billion since its inception in 2000. Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network. Available in more than 500 cities across the country, it is the only 4G network that is 100 percent LTE, and covers more than 98 percent of the U.S. population. To see 4G LTE coverage across the country and locally please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/lte.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network. As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 108.2 million retail customers, including 102.1 million retail postpaid customers. Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VerizonNews.

Contacts

Verizon Wireless
Michael Murphy, 781-932-1213
Michael.Murphy@verizonwireless.com
or
For Verizon Wireless
Diane Carragher, 978-518-4509
Diane@matternow.com

Contacts

Verizon Wireless
Michael Murphy, 781-932-1213
Michael.Murphy@verizonwireless.com
or
For Verizon Wireless
Diane Carragher, 978-518-4509
Diane@matternow.com