Verizon expands 4G LTE coverage in the northeast and midwest

Verizon expands 4G LTE coverage in the northeast and midwest
Verizon may have the largest 4G LTE network in the United States, but there are still lots of people waiting to see those blazing download speeds come to their neck of the woods. Luckily, Big Red is at it again, announcing that they are expanding their 4G network to parts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. If you’re in one of the cities listed below and you have a 4G phone, check to see if the 4G symbol appears in the coming weeks - and if you don't have a 4G phone and your contract is coming up for renewal, this may be the time to start considering moving on up.

The complete list is:

  • Lunenburg, Massachusetts
  • Henniker, New Hampshire
  • Northern Cambria County, Pennsylvania
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Somerset, Pennsylvania
  • New Castle; Pennsylvania
  • Oil City, Pennsylvania
  • Franklin, Pennsylvania
  • Clarion, Pennsylvania
  • Barnesboro, Pennsylvania
  • Warren, Ohio
  • Canton, Ohio
  • Youngstown, Ohio
  • Bucyrus, Ohio
  • Lima, Ohio
  • Defiance, Ohio
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • Ashtabula, Ohio
  • Mansfield, Ohio

source: Verizon via Droid-Life



1. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011


12. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Yes, please more Connecticut coverage

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

MId-California....AT&T has faster data here....where is VZW?

3. daryl227140

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 13, 2011

I live in Merced, CA, every surrounding city has 4G LTE. Come on when is it our turn?

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yep, that would be middle Cali - my friend's Vivid is smoking at 15.0 Mbps and my RAZR is at barely 1.0 Mbps....

9. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

There is Verizon Lte in my small town Modesto , it's not even far from Merced

5. itzmando

Posts: 119; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Seriously VZW, you expand your 4G coverage In LA county and Santa Barbara County, yet totally skip in between which is where I live (Ventura County). This is some real BS, I cannot believe they cannot bridge the gap. I live in San Diego for the school year, but visits back home in Ventura County I can't really do much on a 4G phone with very sluggish data speeds. -___- e.g. Surfing the web[slow], even checking FB or twitter[has connection error], or playing a game that requires data usage is painfully slow.

6. garberinc

Posts: 2; Member since: May 08, 2012

Is there any way to tell when the techs are working on adding 4G to a certain area or tower? Here in NW Ohio, there are several sites that have 4G but plenty that don't. It seems in a period of time before 4G is added, the 3G signal is degraded or very intermittent. Are there any other tell tale signs or a website to go to where you can find which towers are being upgraded? Thanks

7. Beholder88

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I've spoken to some customers in areas where 4G was just about to launch, and they were reporting seeing the 4G logo on the phone intermittently in the weeks leading up to the expansion in their area. I think that the time between when the tower techs get the hardware installed and the time when it actually rolls out might be a few weeks, to allow for testing and verification. During that middle time, people could see a blip of 4G in their status bar every now and then.

8. Cobra

Posts: 7; Member since: May 06, 2012

As others have said, I don't understand the logic of the LTE roll out at all. Out here in California they danced all around San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco and let entire major sections of these same greater metropolitan areas totally hanging. I'm in the Sonoma Wine country North Bay area of San Francisco and everyone around us has it but us. I see the same complaint in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas. I'm seeing it in a lot of other states as well. If you're going to do an area . . . DO the area! If we paid our bills to Verizon the same way they're doing this they'd be upset alright!

10. pdpaiste

Posts: 9; Member since: May 15, 2009

Hey all you VZW people shut up. I'm rockin steady at 100kbps on Sprint and they're the ones that are trying to impress the industry with 6 "new" markets by the end of the half.

11. pdpaiste

Posts: 9; Member since: May 15, 2009

But to be fair, VZ has had Las Cruces, NM (where I go to college) and Albuquerque, NM (where I'm from) covered with LTE thoroughly since September. But still, your guys' phones are usable without having to refrain back to wifi.

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