Last week we first got word that West Virginia was going to get Verizon's 4G LTE treatment, but now we know a bit more of the details. At today's press event in Charleston, it was announced that portions of the down-town city will have active LTE by the end of this year and with complete LTE coverage by mid-2011. Other portions of the state will have LTE deployed between 2011 and 2013, including Huntington, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Weirton, Beckley, Clarksburg, Morgantown, Fairmont and Martinsburg. Speeds are expected to range from 5-12 Mbps for downloads and 2-5 Mbps for uploads. In addition, Verizon is also improving their calling coverage of the I-79 corridor from Charleston to Clarksburg through the end of next year. Senator Rockefeller stated, "Building West Virginia’s technology infrastructure and making sure every corner of our state has dependable, advanced wireless service has long been a priority of mine. That is why I’m very happy to be here today to announce Verizon’s unprecedented commitment. Expanded wireless service at super-high speeds means West Virginians can connect with family and friends, and it means real economic opportunity – the ability to earn a degree from home, to apply for a job, and to do business in West Virginia and across the globe. Thousands of West Virginians will benefit from the launch of Verizon’s 4G network – while the state will move forward with a state-of-the-art network fit for the future."
source: Verizon Wireless