WHO: Senator Jay Rockefeller, Governor Joe Manchin and Tony Melone, senior vice president and chief technology officer for Verizon Wireless
WHAT: Senator Rockefeller, Governor Manchin and Mr. Melone will announce Verizon's plans to deploy its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network in 10 West Virginia cities.
WHERE: Embassy Suites Hotel
300 Court Street
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
WHEN: Wednesday, October 27, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
BACKGROUND: Verizon Wireless is deploying the world's first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to 38 markets and more than 60 commercial airports across the nation, covering more than 110 million Americans. The company will begin its West Virginia wireless expansion and 4G deployment in Charleston this year and roll out to other metropolitan areas throughout the state by 2013.
While Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network promises much more than speed, the first application gives employees the ability to work at significantly faster speeds and improved latency, increasing productivity and the opportunity to get work done where their business takes them.
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