Verizon promises LTE in 147 markets by the end of 2011

Verizon promises LTE in 147 markets by the end of 2011
In December, 2010, Verizon announced the 39 initial markets that would receive LTE coverage. Then in January, 2011, they announced 49 additional cities that would receive their 4G LTE coverage in 2011. And now, they've added another 59 markets, bringing the total to 147 cities by the end of 2011.

What is even more exciting is that their press release says "at least 147 U.S. cities," so we'd like to think they're erring on the side of underestimation. David Small, CTO of Verizon Wireless, said that their LTE development "reflects the reality that the 4G LTE ecosystem is growing quickly." And that, dear readers, is the safest soundbite we've ever heard.

Beyond basic consumer applications, Small commends their 4G network for the ability to offer "advanced services to law enforcement, healthcare workers, educators, and other professionals." While we think that might be a bit dramatic, we also believe that ubiquitous 4G service will pose a serious threat to cable Internet companies.

So now that Verizon's LTE is coming to cities across the U.S., all we have to worry about is them throttling our data use. For a complete list of the 2011 LTE markets, visit the Verizon link below.

source: Verizon Wireless via Engadget

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8 Comments

1. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Verizon don't even have LTE in cities already labeled as 4G. To be specific Miami. Just picked up the 4G Thunderbolt, and I haven't seen a 4G signal. Went in to Verizon and they told me that 4G is North of Kendall Drive. 88 Street. Wow!!! Verizon needs to complete 4G in cities already with 4G before they start bragging about largest 4G Market in America. As of now, 4G is just a selling point because it is nowhere at the level they are bragging about. 4G in Miami is probably in a circle of 3 miles and that's it. The rest of the city is 3G.

3. Youranidiot unregistered

You're a moron. it's 100% in Miami. It does not cover every single city just outside Miami, but Miami is covered. This is brand new technology so stop bitching because something is not 100% perfect when it first launches.

4. ChrisTheTechGuy

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 04, 2010

MIAs a bigger metro area and all towers may not be completed, but for advertising purposes they will say it is available in the city, which isn't a lie. Thats like complaining you bought a laptop and it says its got 320GB hard drive but 20gb is pre-installed software so your available space is 300GB. Thats the whole thing with 4g rolling out, gotta do some research on where exactly it actually is available before getting the devices. As far as a circle of 3 miles, thats a bunch of garbage. Cell towers can usually reach about an 8 mile radius (although in perfect conditions it can be up to 25 or so miles, but thats if you live in Kansas or something with NO obstruction.) Again, in a city type area, you're probably looking at a good 8 miles.

5. tuminatr

Posts: 1141; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

did you mail order the phone? I have seen this in active 4g cities if yout turned the phone on before the phone was active in the system it never gets the 4g activation. if you did power the phone off then back on the 4g sim only activates when the phone first powers on try this a few times the activation will go through. or take it in a store

2. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

i have LTE about 30 min north of NYC.... and its lightning quick!

7. kory unregistered

Verizon sales reps said that it will he in buffalo over summer and its a matter of flipping on the switch........ Someones not right. If that list is right how does some crapy college town get lte over the second biggest city in new york?

8. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

LTE is coming to Ithaca!!! I didn't see that coming as quickly as it is, then again Cornell is right there. Well this a pretty good reason to get a 4g handset right away and try to be part of the 30$ for unlimited data, probably the first dual-core HTC that hits Verizon.

9. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Yes! 4G is coming to the Reno area, Bionic I'll wait for u! lol

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