Happy birthday, 4G LTE. Verizon Wireless (VZ) launched the first LTE network in the United States two years ago on December 5th, 2010. The high-speed wireless technology has since become the standard of the wireless industry and most major carriers have rolled out or have begun production on their own LTE networks. Verizon’s high-speed network is now available in 440 markets and is accessible to more than 250 million Americans. What’s more, the nation’s largest wireless provider has introduced a total of 46 LTE-enabled devices over the past two years, which now account for more than 35% of data on the company’s network from more than 11 million LTE customers. Verizon was also recently ranked as the highest-rated carrier in the U.S. by Consumer Reports, which cited the carrier’s wide LTE coverage as one of its top virtues.

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