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@Verizon turns on the switch in Fairbanks (Update - No 907 until 2014)

Wireless landscape changes as Verizon enters Alaska market #LTE

Posted: Monday, June 3, 2013 12:06 am
Dermot Cole

Verizon Wireless LTE
Verizon Wireless LTE (Photo credit: Bytemarks)
FAIRBANKS — The wireless picture in Alaska enters a new era today with the long-awaited announcement that Verizon has flipped the switch and entered the market in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Juneau.

Verizon, the largest wireless company in the U.S. with nearly 100 million customers, said its Lower 48 prices will apply in Alaska.

Data services will be available on its new high-speed 4G LTE network, while voice traffic will temporarily remain on the networks of the companies it partners with in Alaska............

On July 1, Walmart and Sam’s Club will be among the retailers selling tablet computers, jetpacks for mobile Internet service, routers and other devices for the Verizon network, the company said.............