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.

Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.