Verizon Launches 4G Network in Bismarck and Minot Areas | VideoJerame Novak | 8/16/2012
People lined up around the Verizon store in Bismarck this morning for a kickoff giveaway. The first 100 people in the store received a free candy bar. Inside four of those bars was a "Golden Ticket" good for a free 4-G phone.
Verizon representatives say that this new network was built from the ground up.
"The 4G LTE network is the fastest technology available today. All 4G networks are not the same, this is a new network built from the ground up. So it`s fibered to every cell site, it`s new equipment on every cell site, it`s an overlay to our existing network. So that`s why it`s taken a little bit of time to deploy, but we`re going to continue to rapidly deploy it. We`re the leading carrier across the country in deploying this high speed network," said spokesperson Karen Smith.
To see if you are covered by the new network, click here for a map on Verizon`s website.