Verizon Wireless recently expanded its fourth-generation Long Term Evolution network (4G LTE) to several North County communities, including Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista, San Luis Rey and Bonsall.

The network allows users to stream video, music, photos and other data files at speeds up to 10 times faster than previously available services, according to a statement from the New Jersey-based wireless carrier.

Verizon Wireless first launched the 4G LTE network in Southern California in December 2010, starting with the San Diego and Los Angeles areas. It introduced the service to 27 new markets across the United States, making the network accessible to more than two-thirds of the population across 230 markets.

The carrier said that when customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, their network enabled devices automatically connect to Verizon’s 3G network for uninterrupted service.