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What's your experience with Verizon's 4G rollout?
Much of our area now has Verizon's 4G LTE service.
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We'd like to hear from you both in online comments on this column on Fredericksburg.com and my Tech Toys blog and in email to mikez@freelance star.com. Let me know about:
The quality of the experience, which revs up mobile downloads and uploads by a factor of up to 10.
Where you are--or are not--getting it.
How much data is being consumed by streaming video and music. Keep in mind that 4G can pop your data plan cap in a hurry if you stream much video and that it's important to switch to Wi-Fi when possible.
And whether you believe the Verizon Wireless new HomeFusion high-speed broadband service that's paired with the network rollout may be helpful to you.
According to Verizon Wireless spokeswoman Melanie Ortel, some more rural parts of the Fredericksburg area are included in the rollout as well as the more densely populated areas. Individual, anecdotal responses from you may help us complete the picture.
"Included in Verizon Wireless' new 4G coverage area are the city of Fredericksburg, the majority of Stafford County, portions of Spotsylvania County, and portions of King George and Westmoreland counties, extending the company's existing footprint west of Stafford County and south of Prince George's County, Md., and Fairfax County to include the communities of La Plata, Md., and Dahlgren, Colonial Beach and Fairview Beach. This expansion will provide service along Route 5 as well as a host of other rural roads including Route 225, Route 6, and Route 231, to name a few."