How Fast Is the 4G LTE Network?


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The 4G LTE network is 10 times faster than 3G. According to Verizon Wireless, it is able to handle download speeds between 5 and 12 Mbps with peak download speeds approaching 50 Mbps.

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The 4G LTE network has upload speeds between 2 and 5 Mbps, and cable speeds vary, but 4 to 12 Mbps are common according to Verizon Wireless. Within small distances with an 802.11a or better network card, WiFi is faster than 4. Beyond the reach of wireless, 4G LTE has the best connection and the most coverage, but the scope is still fairly limited as of 2015, according to Bandwidth Place.

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