Verizon: 4G/LTE in more than 400 markets by year end

Verizon Wireless says it’s on track to serve more than 400 markets with its 4G/LTE technology. The service provider made the assertion as it revealed that starting July 19, its 4G/LTE network will become available in 33 new markets and expanded in 32 other markets.

Jul 18th, 2012

Verizon Wireless says it’s on track to serve more than 400 markets with its 4G/LTE technology. The service provider made the assertion as it revealed that starting July 19, its 4G/LTE network will become available in 33 new markets and expanded in 32 other markets.

The new market launches will bring the total number of markets covered by Verizon Wireless to 337.

"Our rollout of Verizon Wireless 4G LTE in the United States is on track and we are confident we will meet our target of providing 4G LTE to our customers in more than 400 markets by the end of the year," said Nicola Palmer, Verizon Wireless CTO. "With more markets than all other U.S. wireless providers combined, our customers are the first to learn of the great advantages of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network for streaming video, downloading files, uploading pictures, and so much more, at consistently reliable fast data speeds."


The 33 new markets are El Dorado/Magnolia and Russellville, Ark.; New London County, Conn.; Fort Pierce/Vero Beach and Melbourne/Titusville, Fla.; Columbus and Rome, Ga.; Burley, Idaho; Mattoon, Ill.; Anderson and Muncie, Ind.; Manhattan/Junction City and McPherson, Kan.; Lafayette/New Iberia, La.; St. Joseph, Mo.; Bozeman/Livingston, Kalispell and Missoula, Mont.; Goldsboro/Kinston, Roanoke Rapids and Rocky Mount/Wilson, N.C.; Zanesville, Ohio; Meadville and Punxsutawney/DuBois/Clearfield, Pa.; Orangeburg, S.C.; Sherman/Denison, Texas; Cedar City and Logan, Utah; Rutland/Bennington, Vt.; Lynchburg and Winchester, Va.; Bellingham, Wash.; and Beckley, W.Va.

The company will also expand its 4G LTE network in 32 markets: Mobile, Ala.; Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.; Hilo, Honolulu and Kahului/Wailuku/Maui County, Hawaii; Blackfoot/Idaho Falls/Rexburg, Idaho; Peoria, Ill.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Wichita, Kan.; Baton Rouge, La.; Baltimore, Md.; Kansas City and Springfield, Mo.; Akron, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo, Ohio; Allentown/Bethlehem, Harrisburg and Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pa.; Columbia and Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.; Provo/Orem and Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah; Fredericksburg, Va.; and Seattle, Wash.

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should see average data rates of 5 to 12 Mbps on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink, Verizon asserts.

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