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Alaska Communications now has 4G LTE

Posted: November 11, 2012 - 1:06am

Juneau customers of Alaska Communications can now take advantage of faster 4G LTE wireless broadband network.

The broadband provider announced Friday that its customers with 4G enabled devices will have access to much faster wireless data speeds in nearly a dozen Alaskan cities. In addition to Juneau, customers can tap into 4G networks in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Homer, Kenai, Palmer, Seward, Soldotna, Wasilla and Whittier.

The company’s 4G LTE broadband speeds are claimed to be ten times faster than its current 3G data speeds.

“4G LTE is the latest generation of mobile wireless technology … faster mobile Internet on some of the latest devices,” Mike Todd, Alaska Communications senior vice president of technology services said in a press release. “Customers will be able to watch HD video on their phone, email files for business in seconds and use real-time video applications without stalling,” said Todd.

LTE stands for Long Term Evolution and this is the fourth generation of the wireless broadband standard.

To take full advantage of Alaska Communications’ new high-speed network customers will need a 4G LTE enabled device. The broadband provider carries three 4G LTE smartphones in its stores - HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note.

Juneau’s Alaska Communications store is located at 1731 Ralph Way Street.

For more information on the Alaska Communications 4G LTE wireless network visit www.alaskacommunications.com/4GLTE.

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