Verizon Wireless announced Wednesday morning it will soon offer its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Tuscaloosa and Auburn. The 4G LTE network will be available in the coming weeks, according to a news release from Verizon Wireless.
With the 4G LTE network, Verizon customers will be able to access the Internet, listen tomusic, watch videos and use apps on smart phones with speeds up to 10 times faster, the company states.
Jonathan LeCompte, president of the Georgia/Alabama region for Verizon Wireless, says the new technology will benefit not only residents of Tuscaloosa and Auburn, but "also the hundreds of thousands of people who visit the [campuses] every year."
Verizon Wireless launched its 4G LTE network service in December 2010. More than 200 million have access to the network, which supports more than 20 4G LTE devices, including tablets, smart phones and hotspots.