July 6, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
Verizon is launching its 4G LTE network in the same region that launched man into space for so many years. Big Red announced today that it will soon launch LTE in the central coastal regions of Florida known as the Space Coast and Treasure Coast areas.
LTE service will launch this month in Brevard, Indian River, Saint Lucie, and Martin counties. These areas have a combined population of more than 1 million people, so a lot of people will soon get some fast Internet speeds on their wireless devices. Due to a large number of tourists visiting these areas for beaches, sporting events, and the Kennedy Space Center, even more Verizon customers will get better service when traveling to the coast.
Verizon says it has extended its LTE coverage to 80 percent of Florida’s residents, but much of that claim has been because it blanketed the state’s most densely-populated areas like Miami and parts of North Florida. Today’s announcement means that this July, more 4G-capable devices will begin seeing LTE service. Among those devices are the HTC Droid Incredible 4G, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, LG Spectrum, and soon to launch Samsung Galaxy S III.
Since I switched over to Verizon last year to get the Galaxy Nexus, I’ve enjoyed having solid service whenever I travel and the perk of 4G. Sadly, I wasn’t able to get that whenever I was in the Space Coast area, so I’m happy to see that change.
“Residents and businesses along the Space and Treasure Coast know all about using the most advanced technologies. Now they will have access to the fastest, most futuristic 4G wireless services.” Frank Wise, executive director of the Verizon Wireless Florida network team.