Those of you using Verizon Wireless for your internet needs can make your smile a little wider today. The company has announced that all its CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network has been upgraded to Revision (Rev.) A technology. For the rest of us that don’t speak hardcore geek what that means is that Verizon wireless broadband customers should see upload speeds up to nine times faster than before while download speeds will ratchet up to ten times quicker.
Dick Lynch, the Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer for the company decided that this would be the perfect time to rub salt in the open wounds of other national wireless internet providers. “When other carriers still operate networks that don’t allow customers to download music over-the-air or access e-mail at speeds faster than dial-up, Verizon Wireless is meeting the needs of more than 210 million people with wireless music downloads, faster access to e-mail and true wireless broadband Internet browsing.” And if you guys at Sprint-Nextel or Cingular have a problem with Dick, he also told us that he will pwn your ass in a “Halo” deathmatch and prove it to you. It’s on!