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  1. Coming Soon to an RV near you: Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Verizon Wireless will be the first company in the U.S. -- and among the first in the world -- to deploy LTE with a sizeable footprint. Verizon Wireless will launch a 4G LTE network late in 2010 covering approximately 100 million people; then double that in 2012, then cover their entire existing 3G footprint with 4G LTE by the end of 2013. Verizon Wireless plans to utilize their nationwide, contiguous 700 MHz spectrum to deploy 4G LTE. This spectrum covers the entire lower 48 states and Hawaii, and gives customers the nationwide bandwidth and coverage they need, when and where they need it. The Verizon Wireless™ 4G LTE network will be backward-compatible with the existing 3G network. That means the two networks will co-exist and services will be integrated between LTE and our 3G Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Rev. A network. The main advantages with LTE are high throughput, low latency, plug and play, an improved end-user experience and a simple architecture resulting in low operating costs. LTE will also support seamless passing to cell towers with older network technology such as GSM, cdmaOne, W-CDMA (UMTS), and CDMA2000. The next step for LTE evolution is LTE Advanced and is currently being standardized in 3GPP Release 10. The performance and capabilities of 4G LTE will be unmatched in the marketplace, allowing customers to do things never before possible in a wireless environment. Consider some of the advantages that Verizon Wireless'™ implementation of 4G LTE will provide: higher data rates, nationwide coverage, better performance, and greater security.
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