Verizon Expands 4G Network on Big Island

July 13, 2012, 4:47 PM HST
* Updated July 14, 11:06 AM
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Verizon Wireless announced it will expand its 4G Long Term Evolution cellular network to additional areas of the Big Island, the company said in a statement issued today.

The new areas slated for coverage include Glenwood, Volcano, Papaikou, Pepe`ekeo and Waimea.

The expansion will occur in “the coming weeks,” the company said.

Last month, Verizon announced that plans to expand 4G LTE coverage across a wide swath of West Hawaii, including Kailua-Kona and Keauhou; the Honokohau small boat harbor area; the upper Kona areas of Kealakekua and Captain Cook; Waikoloa Village; and the South Kohala resort area.

According to the company, Verizon’s 4G LTE network is available to more than two-thirds of the US population.



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