Verizon debuts 4G LTE network

THE HTC CORP. THUNDERBOLT smartphone for the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is displayed during the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show.
Posted 11/23/11

PROVIDENCE – Verizon Wireless rolled out its 4G Long Term Evolution network in Providence and 21 communities Rhode Island and Massachusetts on Nov. 17.

The network is about 10 times faster than the 3G network, according to Mike Murphy, Verizon New England public relations. It is the first 4G LTE network in Providence, as far as Murphy knew of.

In an informal testing of the network by Providence Business News staff, a Blackberry user said the Verizon network was as fast as his desktop computer and “no comparison” to his current mobile speeds.

“That wired experience – the one that you’re used to having at your desk – you’re taking that mobile. And that has so many ramifications for business,” Murphy said.

Verizon still has its 3G network in place for the foreseeable network. The 4G LTE network is separate network that requires its own antennas, backhaul, etc. that they began building a year ago.

It now covers 179 markets and 186 million customers.

PBN Hosted

Join PBN for the best networking event and party of the winter - January 15, 2015 - the Book of Lists Party at the Providence Public Library. Reserve your spot by December 31st and get a holiday gift from PBN!
  • Best Places to Work
    Enrollment is now open for the 7th annual Best Places to Work program. Winners w ...
  • Manufacturing Awards
    Applications are now being accepted for the 2nd Annual Manufacturing Awards. Dea ...
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
    Latest News