Brace yourself, Cape Cod, 4G LTE is coming

Verizon promises 4G LTE service on the Cape next week

In a release today, Verizon Wireless announced their 4G LTE network will be available on Cape Cod on May 17. The enhanced, speedier signal will be available to Verizon Wireless customers on the Upper and Mid Cape.

4G LTE, or 4th generation Long Term Evolution, means faster download speeds for customers with compatible smartphones, modems, tablets and mobile hotspots. According to Verizon, download speeds are up to 10 times faster than those on 3G networks.

"Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network will offer tremendous opportunity to Cape Cod residents, businesses and visitors to better connect and innovate," said Christine Berberich, New England Region President for Verizon Wireless. "As New England’s wireless leader, we continue to invest in and expand our 4G LTE coverage across the region and look forward to bringing these communities on board next week."

Cape Codders who have ventured over the bridge with their smartphones and hit a 4G LTE pocket know just how much faster it is than 3G.

4G LTE will be available next week in the following towns:

  • Barnstable (including the villages of Centerville, Cotuit, Hyannis, Marstons Mills, Osterville, West Barnstable)
  • Bourne
  • Dennis
  • Falmouth
  • Mashpee
  • Sandwich
  • Yarmouth

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