Technology-savvy clients of Verizon Wireless in Aiken are now enjoying the benefits of surfing the web, downloading files and sharing music and photos 10 times faster than before.
These changes are the result of the innovative 4G LTE network which has enhanced the system of communications in primary urban hubs that include Aiken and Augusta.
This means that users of 4G LTE can now experience regular rates from 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 megabits on the uplink. Consumers from Aiken will be rewarded with the amazing speed of the world’s first extensive system in 4G technology. By the end of 2013, Verizon hopes to complete its expansion plans that will benefit more than 100 million Americans.
The company is also collaborating closely with rural communications firms to build and operate a 4G network in more remote areas making use of sophisticated equipment like the premium 700 MHz spectrum.
Some 10 rural carriers have already made known their participation in the LTE in Rural America program. These areas, which span 72,000 square miles, are home to approximately 2.1 million people.
In case customers take a trip to places beyond the 4G coverage area, the devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast.
The Verizon Wireless’ 3G system is considered the most reliable network in the country. It enables clients with laptops, tablets and smart phones to download and use cool apps, from mobile social networking platforms to GPS-enabled maps
In Aiken you can also browse the web without difficulty to keep up with news, sports, stock quotes and scoops about Hollywood celebrities. Likewise, you get fast file sharing as well as stream must-see video footage and customized radio stations.
“We are proud to help lead the Garden City into the 4G LTE wireless broadband world, helping residents, small businesses and local government connect faster and more fully with each other and those outside our community.”
– Jeff Mango, president of Verizon wireless Georgia and Alabama regions