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4G Network Launches in CenLa

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ALEXANDRIA, LA.- Have you been surfing the web a little faster over the past two days?

If you're a Verizon Wireless customer you may have noticed a difference.

The company launched it's 4G network in the Alexandria-Pineville area on Thursday. The new service allows 4G ready smart phones, tablets, and laptops to surf the web, share videos, and download music at a speed that is about ten times faster than 3G.

The launch here in CenLa is one of 34 new locations to receive the new technology this week.

According to representatives of the company, the 4G service provides more options for customers.

"For our users, our corporate customers as well as our retail customers they're going to get a better surfing experience as far as using the Internet. It opens you up to more applications for cloud computing and some other things that customer demand is asking for today and we've launched that here in Alexandria," says Verizon Wireless spokesperson Trent Griggs.

Verizon's 4G network currently covers more than 75% of the U.S. population. They say the launch this week in Alexandria is part of a campaign to extend the network to their entire coverage area.

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