Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Network Now Reaches More Than 350,000 Indiana College Students
INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon Wireless has expanded the nation’s fastest wireless network to reach more than 350,000 college students on 75 campuses in 35 cities and towns across Indiana. Verizon was the first to introduce 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) in Indiana in 2010 at the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette.
With Verizon’s 4G LTE wireless technology, on-the-go students at major universities as well as local community and small, private colleges can maximize their academic experience as they head back to campus by:
- Streaming lectures or course content;
- Connecting instantly with professors via social media;
- Registering for classes and searching campus libraries;
- Sharing content via shared tools such as Drop Box;
- Allowing large homework files to be emailed;
- Providing quick access to notes and information to study for tests and complete projects, and;
- Communicating easier and faster with friends and family through video chat.
According to a recent study by the Pearson Foundation, more than half of college student tablet owners surveyed believe they would be more likely to read textbooks on a tablet because of access to embedded interactive materials, access to social networks to share notes or ask questions, and access to instructors’ comments in the reading material. The majority of college student tablet owners also say they use their tablet for school purposes multiple times a day.
“College students have a tremendous need to be connected wherever they go on and off campus—both academically and socially,” said John Granby, president–Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. “Our 4G LTE technology makes it that much easier for students to take advantage of necessary tools that will help them succeed in school.”
Within Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE service area, Verizon customers with 4G LTE-enabled devices can stream video, share music and photos, surf the Web and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks. For businesses utilizing the network, the increasing spread of broadband connectivity provides the most sophisticated wireless capabilities for economic advancement.
In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE customers in the coverage area should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits (Mbps) per second on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
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 also ranked No. 1 on PC World’s 100 Best Products of 2011. For more information about Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
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In Indiana, Verizon Wireless has more than 500 employees and more than 300 locations including company-owned retail stores, indirect agents and national retailers.