08:44 am - Thursday 27 April 2017

Verizon expands 4G LTE coverage in Buffalo-Niagara area

Verizon Wireless has activated new 4G LTE coverage on four sites in Buffalo, as well as sites in Niagara Falls, Amherst, Brant, North Collins and in Dunkirk, further expanding coverage on the high-speed wireless data network the company launched locally in October 2011.

4G LTE lets Verizon Wireless customers use their 4G LTE-enabled devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, share music, and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks.

In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to use their 4G LTE smartphones, tablets, notebooks, laptop modems and mobile hotspots to experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $1.4 billion on its Upstate New York network since 2000, including more than $158 million in 2011, to increase coverage and capacity on behalf of its customers.

The company’s 4G LTE network is currently available to two-thirds of the U.S. population in more than 300 markets nationwide.

When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, 4G LTE devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, where available, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast.  Verizon Wireless’ 3G network is the most reliable high-speed data network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices today to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their area, or when they travel to areas already covered by 4G LTE.