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Verizon boosts 4G LTE network in New York metro area, just in time for new iPad launch

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Verizon boosts 4G LTE network in New York metro area, just in time for new iPad launch
Verizon has just announced it’s improved its 4G LTE network footprint in the New York metropolitan area by switching on 70 fill-in cell sites in the 5 Manhattan boroughs and in Northern New Jersey.

"We've been working hard on making our 4G LTE network even better in the New York Metro Area since we initially launched it back in December of 2010," Verizon Wireless, NY Metro Region president Pad Devlin said. 

The network improvement comes just in time for the launch of the new iPad today. The third generation Apple iPad supports Verizon’s LTE bands and is expected to add an additional strain to Big Red’s 4G network. This will hopefully prevent data going down in the New York area, as we’ve seen happen a couple of times over the last few months.

This improves Verizon Wireless’ LTE coverage to 203 total American markets covering 200 million Americans. The carrier projects to double that number and have 260 million people, the majority of the US 310 million population, accessing its 4G network.

Additionally, the carrier plans to no longer release 3G capable devices and instead focus on LTE-enabled gadgets only. Verizon’s LTE network promises speeds of between 5Mbps and 12Mbps on the downlink and 2Mbps to 5Mbps upstream. 


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