Verizon Wireless announced Monday that it would launch its 4G Long Term Evolution network in Lexington on Nov. 17. The company says the network will provide data speeds on 4G-capable phones up to 10 times faster than speeds on its 3G network, according to a news release.
The company said its 4G coverage area initially would be most of the area inside New Circle Road, including downtown Lexington and the University of Kentucky campus. Also covered will be Fayette Mall and land around Interstate 75 heading north to the Kentucky Horse Park.
Data speeds should average 5 to 12 megabits per second downloading and 2 to 5 Mbps uploading, according to Verizon Wireless.