Verizon 4G in 30 US cities by 2011

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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29 Comments

1. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

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

18. jtucker1987

Posts: 89; Member since: May 06, 2010

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

25. youregayforlikingthepatriots unregistered

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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

3. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

The people in all those markets will have WiMax.

4. elgee02

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

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

6. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

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.

10. MAD5870 unregistered

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

11. phoneduder unregistered

Awesome, that means very soon.

12. dZW

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 16, 2008

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

23. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

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

26. youregayforlikingverizon unregistered

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27. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 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

28. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

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

5. lulu90 unregistered

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

14. JeffdaBeat unregistered

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

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.

29. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

7. Russki

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

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

13. dahaka17

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 08, 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 )

19. jtucker1987

Posts: 89; Member since: May 06, 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

22. BMW unregistered

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

8. whiddles1 unregistered

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

15. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

Title is wrong Phonearena, needs to say 2010.

17. shrop486

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 10, 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? :)

16. fjkh unregistered

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

20. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

lol, los angeles is a waste of towers

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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