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Verizon 4G in 30 US cities by 2011

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Verizon 4G in 30 US cities by 2011
Verizon Wireless told IT managers in Bethesda, Maryland to expect the launch of its 4G network in 30 "National Football League cities" by the end of 2010 (the initial estimate was 25). Verizon senior federal sales executive Bernie McMonagle also said that the rest of the 4G network would be complete by 2013.

Verizon didn't specify which NFL cities would get 4G functionality this year, but because the 32 teams technically operate in 30 US markets, that seems to indicate that all of them will be up and running.

McMonagle said he expects the 4G network to be primarily used on laptop wireless cards at first, but Verizon is expected to roll out 4G devices by Black Friday, perhaps including the HTC Merge.

For those non-football fans out there, here is an alphabetical list of NFL markets: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, NC., Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Green Bay, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, FL., Kansas City, MO., Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington.

source: eWeek

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)

Always gotta be about football. Sometimes I wonder what life would be like without football, I'm sure I'd still be happy.

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 12:42

18. jtucker1987 (Posts: 89; Member since: 06 May 2010)

Of course dude, its a major sport in the US!! If this were Europe then it would be about soccer!! Go Patriots!!

posted on 17 Sep 2010, 14:51

25. youregayforlikingthepatriots (unregistered)


posted on 15 Sep 2010, 23:55

2. 50/50 (unregistered)

With the explosion of the NFL Mobile app, im sure the streaming and other things you can do with the app would be awesome for people in these cities since they are most likely fans. good move

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 00:06

3. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)

The people in all those markets will have WiMax.

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 00:40

4. elgee02 (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 Jan 2009)

Phoenix? Detroit? Green Bay? SF Bay Area? Pittsburgh? Chicago? ALL those places have WiMax? Really?

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 01:40

6. sinfulta (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

It says cities, but it means markets. When I was up deploying LTE for Verizon. LTE in the SF Bay area has been LTE ready for 27 cities in just that area alone. When the mean San Francisco they mean San Jose, Oakland and everything in between. Article is a little miss leading. Even here in San Diego market it will cover a ton down here as well. I'm guessing (since I haven't been to all markets they're launching) Verizon is planning on turning on at least 150-200 cities November 15th, with another 40-50 cities within a month or two covering over 100 million americans at launch.

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 08:22

9. phoneduder (unregistered)

Wimax is in Chicago, will be in Pitt by years end as well as San Fran, Sprint is doing LTE and WIMAX 2 testing in Phoenix, so yeah really dude.

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 09:15

10. MAD5870 (unregistered)

Actually I live in pittsburgh and my buddy gets 4g with his Evo

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 09:30

11. phoneduder (unregistered)

Awesome, that means very soon.

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 09:30

12. dZW (Posts: 23; Member since: 16 Jun 2008)

thats bull shit, i live in pitt, not a friend, i do. THERE IS NO 4G on my Evo

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 17:03

23. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Do u know if any part of the inland empire is included in the san Diego market? Like riverside possibly.

posted on 17 Sep 2010, 14:53

26. youregayforlikingverizon (unregistered)


posted on 18 Sep 2010, 09:14

27. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)

You need to do some research, out of all those cities/markets only Phoenix and Green Bay has no plans at the moment. Chicago was one of the 1st big markets to get it. This is still a vaporous announcement because it's just the 25 - 30 market talk again wrapped around the NFL

posted on 18 Sep 2010, 09:43

28. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)

do you even have an EVO, Pittsburgh may not be official but there is WiMax actvity

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 01:15

5. lulu90 (unregistered)

are u serious wimax? u must be on something if your comparing it to LTE speeds which far exceed..wimax..

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 10:26

14. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

Not by all that much. This LTE is far from the 100mbps standard that is actual 4G...

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 22:04

24. 2lazy2login (unregistered)

Actually there have been LTE lab test that clock LTE Speeds at 150+MBPS. I think that qualifies as 4g... just because carriers are not goign to release those widths at launch doesn't mean it isn't 4G, it's all about strategy. Just like the cable company VS DSL. Cables speeds can easily reach 100+ megs, but they choose not to because honoestly nothing needs to be that fast (for consumer purposes) and there isn't an opponent that can legitimately compete. In AZ I pay for Cox's "highest speed" which is 20megs up to 50 with "powerboost" ... woopie... in Europe most cable providers can do 100+megs no problem becuase there ism ore competition than here and their FCC equivalent isn't as paranoid as ours. sooo.... LTE>>>>>> Wi(mpy)MAX... and WiMAX2 is faster than normal WiMAX but the technology is 2x as big... I don't want to have a 2inch thick laptop with a built-in WM2 card inside... that is like comparing a turbo engine with 300HP and then just putting two v4s and running them together... yeah it is.

posted on 19 Sep 2010, 07:59

29. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)

There is no hard evidence to support the better claim, just a bunch of fans sure that this super launch is going to WiMax in the dirt. LTE has better penetration because of the spectrum, won't deteriorate at traveling at high speeds and is slightly faster but those qualities are all moot if a lot of users are in the same area with the low bandwith it's saddled with.

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 03:35

7. Russki (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Dec 2009)

HAHAHA... to compare wimax to LTE is like to compare KIA to BMW.

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 10:05

13. dahaka17 (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Jun 2010)

to bad LTE can be further upgraded and is restricted by verizons low spectrum..... and when wimax becomes wimax 2 it will be true 4G no wanna be 4g like all the companies have( and will have )

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 12:46

19. jtucker1987 (Posts: 89; Member since: 06 May 2010)

you mean comparing KIA to Mercedes, BMW is like the Ford of sports cars now.....anyway dahaka17 is right, wimax 2 will have a huge speed increase with more spectrum to handle the load

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 15:40

22. BMW (unregistered)

the BMW will rip a Mercedes any day!!! stick to cell phones!

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 04:25

8. whiddles1 (unregistered)

I will get the 4g phone on black friday if they come out with one

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 10:33

15. scorpio85 (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)

Title is wrong Phonearena, needs to say 2010.

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 11:33

17. shrop486 (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Dec 2009)

Uh, no..."by 2011" means before the beginning of 2011 so it's right. Are you suggesting that Verizon has had 4G all of 2010, but we didn't know it? :)

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 11:16

16. fjkh (unregistered)

really..no los angeles..whatta waste of towers!

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 13:44

20. Cali_E (Posts: 196; Member since: 24 Sep 2008)

lol, los angeles is a waste of towers

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 13:52

21. sexygurl (unregistered)

i agree were da hell is los angeles??? even tho i live in texas my sister lives in LA and that wud suck for her if they dnt get 4G up and running in LA this year...

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