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Verizon LTE lighting up 28 new markets on July 21st

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Verizon LTE lighting up 28 new markets on July 21st
Verizon is lighting up the LTE sky once again; and, in just a few days, Big Red will be expanding their LTE coverage to 28 new markets and expanding coverage in 8 more markets. This newest round of expansion to the carrier's LTE network brings Verizon even closer to its goal of 145 markets covered in LTE by the end of 2011. As of Thursday, Verizon will have 102 markets covered for LTE. 

The new markets getting the speedy network from Verizon are: 

  • Decatur and Huntsville, Ala.; 
  • Colorado Springs, Colo.; 
  • Lakeland and Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.; 
  • Augusta, Ga.; 
  • Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului-Wailuku and Lahaina, Hawaii; 
  • Carbondale, Ill.; 
  • Wichita, Kan.; 
  • Louisville, Ky.; 
  • Baton Rouge and Hammond, La.; 
  • Springfield, Mass.; 
  • Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; 
  • Toledo, Ohio; 
  • Tulsa, Okla.; 
  • Portland, Ore.; 
  • Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Pa.; 
  • Charleston, S.C.; 
  • Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tenn.; 
  • Olympia and Tacoma, Wash; 
  • Charleston, W.Va.

Verizon will also be expanding coverage in Phoenix, Ariz.; Los Angeles and San Diego, Calif.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Northern New Jersey;  Dallas-Ft. Worth and San Antonio, Texas; and Seattle, Wash.

And for an easy check of the 145 markets Verizon has planned to light up with LTE in 2011, with those covered (or to be covered on Thursday):

Verizon LTE lighting up 28 new markets on July 21st

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posted on 18 Jul 2011, 16:37 3

1. URC (unregistered)


I'd really like to see VZW's justification for lighting up some of these small towns over cities with 1/4 million+.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 16:49

2. MalakiMills (Posts: 255; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


To continue to help out the millions of people that don't get great coverage from other providers, and the really large cities will get it soon enough. Come on ithaca!! (at least by the end of 2011 like you promised)

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 17:05

5. kory (unregistered)


The fact that Ithaca is getting it ahead of Buffalo is ridiculous. I know they are having problems with Canada band or something, but still. Its a slap in the face to the Queen city. Especially when they promise you when they sell you a thunderbolt day one, say that there will be LTE by mid to end of the summer( the rep said it was a matter of "flipping on the switch") and then you find out you wont get it until next year. This sucks

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 18:22

9. 87168 (unregistered)


I know, I live in Buffalo...it's ridiculous. No other city should have 4G ahead of Buffalo except for NYC based on population alone. Buffalo is the 2nd largest city in NYS and the ONLY other city, besides NYC of course, that has professional sports teams. Lame.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 16:50 1

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


YES Verizon can now spread the joy of battery draining in 28 new markets starting July 21st. lol Just kidding. I LOVE all 4G. 3G is torture to me now. I would rather carry 2 or 3 extra batteries than deal with 3G. I REALLY MEAN THAT. After 4G, 3G is inacceptable PERIOD! lol

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 16:54 3

4. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Money from our taxes at their best service......!!!!!

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 17:37 1

6. atrain1385 (Posts: 10; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


awesome no jersey markets again "expanding northern jersey" is just a nice way of saying we r gonna expand outside of NYC a lil bit way to f**k jersey again verizon never mind that jersey has more people per square mile then any other state but be sure to Wichita, Kansas! f**king idiots

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 18:30 2

10. 87168 (unregistered)


Not to mention their HQs are in Jersey. Their deployments make no sense.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 20:01 3

12. Allday28 (Posts: 273; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


f**king cry baby!

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 09:47

17. 87186 (unregistered)


Touch guy I guess

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 18:20

7. DroidGod (Posts: 48; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


Repping Winston Salem 336 baby

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 18:20

8. DroidGod (Posts: 48; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


W the Bionic soon ohhhh yeaaaaa

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 19:58

11. sscorp99 (Posts: 40; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Jersey! Who cares about Jersey? Theres all of thirty people live in the Pine Barrens and thats not counting the ones with 8 toes and no teeth. But I digress, just go ahead and turn on Augusta F**K**g GA and not Birmingham, Al. 1 million people in Jefferson county and no 4g

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 09:58

18. 87186 (unregistered)


I take it you're unaware that Verizon Wireless' headquarters are in Basking Ridge, NJ....

Not to mention NJ is the most population dense state in the U.S.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 20:31

13. aznative (unregistered)


Tucson already has 4G LTE. Should check that off the list.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 20:56 1

14. Ryan (unregistered)


Stop complaining about the 4g areas...just think verizon is releasing almost 6 times as many lte markets as at&t has planned for the entire summer (5) and has over 100 markets up.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 21:18

15. uncman100 (Posts: 9; Member since: 19 Mar 2010)


Yes sir!!! I had a 4G MiFi connected to my iPad 2 all day at work.. pulled up my ESPN app streaming video all day worked like a charm...25mbps baby!! LTE all day..Winston-salem, NC

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 10:42

19. downphoenix (Posts: 2231; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


you VZW customers are lucky, Sprint customers havent had any confirmed 4G rollout for all of 2011 with no forseeable rollout in sight.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 08:55

20. sjp (unregistered)


VZ is doing small communities becuase they are getting stimulus dollars from the feds for Broadband expansion in rural america. Both their FIOS and LTE networks ride the same infrastructure.

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