Verizon Wireless has announced that Purdue University will be one of 38 locations across the United States chosen for the rollout of its first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution network, reports the Journal and Courier of Lafayette, Ind. Available by the end of the year, the inclusion of Purdue to the new high-speed cellular network continues the innovations in learning and technology taking place at the campus. “The decision to launch [4G service] on Purdue’s campus is based on the university’s proven track record with using mobile technology to enhance higher learning,” said John Granby, president of the Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan region of Verizon Wireless. “The opportunities that our 4G network offers businesses and higher education are limitless. Our partnership with Purdue will explore the next phase of how 4G technology can improve education across our nation.” Sixty commercial airports across the country also will be involved in the network, according to the announcement made by Verizon president and chief operating officer Lowell McAdam at the CTIA Enterprise & Applications conference in San Francisco Oct. 6…

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