Frederick County becomes Md.’s first to add ‘Text to 911’ service, citing deaf residents

Frederick County says it’s becoming the first jurisdiction in Maryland where people can send text messages to 911. County officials are announcing the service for Verizon Wireless customers at a briefing today in Frederick.

They say texting is important for people who may be unable to make emergency telephone calls to 911.Frederick is home to the main campus of the Maryland School for the Deaf. County officials say that was a factor in their decision to offer the service.

The service is already available to some residents of Alabama, Iowa and Vermont.


Verizon Wireless Completes $301 Million In Washington, DC, Maryland & Virginia Network Enhancements In 2012

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Verizon Wireless has completed it’s wireless network enhancements in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia in 2012, increasing the company’s regional network investment to more than $3 billion since its inception in 2000.

“Since 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $3 billion into our regional wireless network to provide our customers in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia with the fastest and most reliable mobile coverage,” said Mike Maiorana, regional president, Verizon Wireless.

To learn more about Verizon’s network enhancements in the Northeast, visit Phandroid.com: http://phandroid.com/2013/01/31/verizon-4g-dmv/

Let’s Talk LTE: VZW Mobile Learning Lab Brings Technology to Schools

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Every Wednesday during the school year, students at Calvin Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C. have skipped class and made a beeline for the school parking lot, but it’s not what you think. They are there to check out the VZW Mobile Learning Lab, a retrofitted bus equipped with its own generator, air-conditioner, 4G LTE connectivity, onboard tutors and individual workstations with Samsung Tabs.

The VZW Mobile Learning Lab, or Magic School Bus as some call it, is one of a variety of educational programs Verizon is conducting nationwide and at eight public high schools in the Greater Washington, DC/Baltimore area to deploy technology to underserved communities to help students become 21st century learners. 

Consistent access to the 4G LTE tablets and accompanying apps, not only increased student enthusiasm but also increased college acceptance rates at some participating schools, according to Dr. Barney Wilson, principal at Reginald Lewis High School in Baltimore.

Like several schools throughout the area, both Reginald Lewis and Coolidge have also partnered with Verizon Wireless to bring tablets into the classroom to allow students to interact and collaborate with multiple sources, opening a world of opportunity.

The Mobile Learning Lab project will continue this fall.

Sun, Sea, Sand and Speed: Verizon Wireless Expands 4G LTE Network to Popular Northeast Destinations!

Verizon Wireless announced today it will introduce the nation’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to several new areas.

Today the 4G LTE network was introduced to:

  • Barnstable, and six additional communities throughout Upper and Mid-Cape Cod

  • Burlington, and more than 30 additional communities throughout Northern Vermont

  • Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Delmarva’s beach communities, Virginia Beach and coming soon to North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Verizon Wireless has also expanded the nations largest 4G Long Term Evolution network on Long Island.

Verizon Wireless customers with compatible 4G LTE smartphones, modems, tablets and mobile hotspots will be able to wirelessly share music and photos, surf the Web, and download files up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks.

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Verizon Wireless Brings The Power Of Its 4G LTE Network To Hagerstown And Western Maryland On Oct. 20

Mike Maiorana, Verizon Wireless president of the Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC region, today announced that the company is launching the world’s first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Hagerstown, Maryland on Oct. 20.

Already, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network is available in 143 cities across the country including Frederick and the Greater Washington/Baltimore area with 12 devices for consumers to choose from, including the new Pantech Breakout™ and DROID BIONIC™ by Motorola. With this latest expansion, residents who live in Hagerstown with 4G LTE devices will be able to take advantage of the power of the 4G LTE network with speeds up to 10 times faster than the company’s 3G network.

Verizon Wireless Expands 4G LTE Network In Southern Rockland County, Frederick, Maryland, Johnstown And Altoona, Pennsylvania TODAY!

In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, 4G LTE customers along theI-270 and I-70 corridors can enjoy the fast speeds of the world’s
first large-scale 4G LTE network. The company is rapidly building out
its 4G LTE network, currently covering more than 160 million
Americans, with plans to bring coverage to more than 185 million
Americans by the end of 2011.

Residents with 4G LTE  can choose from an array of devices to access
the blazingly fast speeds including:

The Revolution™ by LG is the first Android™ smartphone
The DROID Charge by Samsung
The ThunderBolt™ by HTC smartphone is powered by Android
The Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 with 4G LTE
The Compaq™ Mini CQ10-688nr with built-in 4G LTE
The HP® Pavilion dm1-3010nr Entertainment PC with 4G LTE
Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi™ 4510L and the Samsung 4G
LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH-LC11
Verizon Wireless 4G LTE USB Modem 551L
The Pantech UML290 USB modem

For more information please see: http://news.vzw.com/