Verizon’s high-speed, fourth-generation mobile broadband network will be available to Nebraska customers in Norfolk and North Platte next week and in Grand Island and Hastings by the end of the year.
Beginning Oct. 18, Verizon Wireless customers in Norfolk and North Platte, their surrounding communities and along certain highways will be able to access the company’s 4G Long Term Evolution, or 4G LTE, network.
Customers with 4G-compatible smartphones, tablet computers and wireless routers will be able to access new speeds that are up to 10 times faster than third-generation, or 3G, speeds.
Verizon’s 4G LTE network already covers the Omaha-Council Bluffs and Lincoln metro areas.
But the company says it’s not yet finished expanding in the Cornhusker State.
“We will continue aggressively expanding and enhancing our 4G LTE network in Nebraska and across the country,” Seamus Hyland, president for Verizon’s Great Plains Region, said in a statement.
Verizon’s main competitor in Nebraska, AT&T, turned on its own 4G LTE network in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro last month. The third major player in Nebraska’s wireless market, Sprint, doesn’t yet have a 4G presence in Nebraska.
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