Broadband Expansion Initiative in Hickman County Gets Another Boost


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Starting April 19, Verizon Wireless customers in more than 25 small towns in Middle Tennessee can take advantage of the company’s high speed 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. Residents in the following communities will now have access to the first 4G LTE wireless network in Tennessee: Adams, Bon Aqua, Centerville, Carthage, Chapmansboro, Cornersville, Cross Plains, Cumberland Furnace, Greenbrier, Lascassas, Lewisburg, Lynchburg, Lynnville, McEwen, McMinnville, Mooresville, Pleasant View, Portland, Pulaski, Readyville, Santa Fe, Smithville, Springfield, Stiversville, Westmoreland, White House, Winchester and Woodbury.

Customers with 4G LTE devices will experience speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon’s 3G network, making it possible to stream video, share files and surf the web on smartphones and tablets faster than ever. The 4G LTE network, which currently covers more than 85 percent of Tennessee’s population, will also enhance in-building penetration, making the wireless signal accessible to customers in some places where it was previously unavailable.

“We understand the advantages access to a high speed wireless network can bring to small business owners, students and families,” said Jerry Fountain, president of Verizon Wireless’ Carolinas/Tennessee region. “We are the first carrier to offer 4G LTE service in Tennessee, and Verizon has shown its continued commitment to residents by investing more than $1.1 billion since 2003 to provide the most innovative and reliable service available.”

Verizon’s 4G LTE network covers more than 200 million people in over 200 markets nationwide, and the company offers more than 20 options of tablets, smartphones and hotspots to access it. In fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers can expect average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.

Visit for more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network and a list of current markets.

About Daryl Phillips, CEcD

I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS). Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee. I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers. I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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