(KMOV)--Verizon Wireless announced Thursday that it is bringing the world’s first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to the St. Louis area.
The initial availability of a 4G LTE wireless network in St. Louis is part of the company’s major network launch in 38 major metropolitan areas by the end of the year.
Verizon Wireless expects 4G LTE average data rates to be significantly faster than other wireless providers as well as Verizon Wireless current data speeds.
The first application in Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network gives employees the ability to work at significantly faster speeds and improved latency, increasing productivity and the opportunity to get work done outside the office.
Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will extend St. Louis coverage from Godfrey, Ill., in the north, eastward to Edwardsville, Ill., Troy, Ill., and Mascoutah, Ill., then to the south to Barnhart, Mo., westward to Eureka, Mo., and west Wildwood, Mo., then to the northwest to Wentzville, Mo.