Verizon Taking Mobile Spectrum to Rural Areas

Verizon Taking Mobile Spectrum to Rural Areas

Verizon Taking Mobile Spectrum to Rural Areas

Verizon Wireless is putting in all the effort towards covering as many rural areas as possible with its mobile spectrum.

In their latest offensive, the company has put in place strategies to help expand its mobile spectrum to rural America. At the end of it all, they are targeting increasing the number of markets up to 466 nationwide.

With the help of XLTE, Verizon Wireless is targeting to increase bandwidth and in turn, keep their loyal customers happy. The move is seen by market analysts as a reaction to constant complains by customers who insist on getting much better services. For some time, it appeared like their concerns were being wished away.

Now that Verizon has come out to address the issue, it’s hoped that market dynamics in America will change for good. “While XLTE network enhancements are invisible to the customer, the mobile experience is not. XLTE Ready devices automatically access both 700 MHz spectrum and the AWS spectrum in XLTE cities. Customers with 4G LTE devices operating solely on the 700 MHz spectrum in XLTE markets also benefit from the extra capacity created by XLTE Ready device traffic moving to the AWS spectrum,” a statement from the company read in part.

It is not clear the timelines they have put in place to have achieved this but it’s expected to take very minimal time. “It will all depend on the type of reception we get out there. If it’s positive, results will come fast but if it’s lukewarm we might take longer than expected,” an anonymous insider at the company said.

The rural markets they are targeting include McCook, NE, Waterville/Augusta, ME, Lewiston-Auburn, ME and Victoria, TX. While Verizon has been somewhat mum on the upgrades to XLTE, these markets were the focal point of first quarter 2016. Since these markets have already been enabled, there’s nothing you need to do to your device, or to your plan, to take advantage of the improvements.

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