LAUREL, Md., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beach vacations have always been a top pick for summer travelers, and this year, those planning trips to popular destinations in the Mid-Atlantic region have another benefit to look forward to -- access to reliable, high-speed mobile broadband service now that Verizon Wireless has expanded its 4G LTE network to Maryland's Eastern Shore, Delmarva's beach communities, Virginia Beach and coming soon to North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Vacationers and local residents in the following Mid-Atlantic communities will be able to use their 4G LTE devices to work remotely if needed, participate in video conference calls, share photos and videos with friends and family, download movies or ebooks, or listen to music when they want a break from the sound of the waves -- all at speeds up to 10 times faster than before:
- Delaware: Rehobeth Beach, Bethany Beach, Lewes and Seaford
- Maryland: Ocean City, Maryland from Fenwick Island to South Ocean City
- Maryland's Eastern Shore: Queen Anne's, Kent and Talbot County, along with Chestertown, Queenstown and Easton
- Virginia: Virginia Beach, Virginia from Fort Story to Sandbridge
- North Carolina: The Outer Banks from Corolla to Hatteras, launching Memorial Day weekend
"In today's fast-paced business environment, it's hard to leave work completely behind when you're on vacation," said Mike Maiorana, regional president for Verizon Wireless in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. "With 4G LTE from Verizon Wireless, you can vacation at the beach this summer with family and friends, and still not miss an email from your customer or boss, a video conference with your team, breaking news alerts, tweet, text or timely update on your stock closing."
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available to more than two-thirds of the U.S. population in 230 markets across the country and offers more than six times the geographic coverage of its nearest competitor's 4G LTE network. Verizon Wireless customers can choose from a variety of more than 20, 4G LTE-enabled devices, including notebooks and netbooks; hotspots and modems; and smartphones and tablets, including the new LG Lucid™, an easy-to-use smartphone offering 4G LTE speeds at a low price, and the soon to be launched DROID Incredible 4G LTE by HTC, which will allow users to shoot HD video and capture photos at the same time with its Video Pic feature, all over the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.
In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. When customers travel outside a 4G coverage area, their devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless' 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast.
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network was named "Fastest 4G Network Yet" by Popular Science's 2011 Best of What's New Awards, and was ranked No. 1 on PC World's 100 Best Products of 2011. For more information about Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and a list of current markets, visit: www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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