Verizon spreads the LTE love to 33 new markets

Verizon spreads the LTE love to 33 new markets
Verizon is the undisputed king of LTE networks in the U.S., where its 4G coverage simply dwarfs those of the other carriers. And, by the looks of it, this isn't going to change anytime soon. This Thursday, Verizon is going to launch LTE in 33 new cities. That brings the total number of covered markets to 337. In comparison, AT&T currently has LTE in 47 markets, while Sprint just entered the game with 15. While Big Red is way ahead of its competitors, it's not willing to rest on its laurels, as the carrier's goal is to cover 400 markets by the end of the year.

Here are the new cities, which will be able to experience the LTE love as soon as tomorrow:

  • El Dorado/Magnolia and Russellville, Ark.
  • New London County, Conn.
  • Fort Pierce/Vero Beach and Melbourne/Titusville, Fla.
  • Columbus and Rome, Ga.
  • Burley, Idaho; Mattoon, Ill.
  • Anderson and Muncie, Ind.
  • Manhattan/Junction City and McPherson, Kan.
  • Lafayette/New Iberia, La.; St. Joseph, Mo.
  • Bozeman/Livingston, Kalispell and Missoula, Mont.
  • Goldsboro/Kinston, Roanoke Rapids and Rocky Mount/Wilson, N.C.
  • Zanesville, Ohio; Meadville and Punxsutawney/DuBois/Clearfield, Pa.
  • Orangeburg, S.C.; Sherman/Denison, Texas
  • Cedar City and Logan, Utah; Rutland/Bennington, Vt.
  • Lynchburg and Winchester, Va.
  • Bellingham, Wash.
  • Beckley, W.Va.

Current LTE markets aren't neglected as well, as Verizon has also expanded its coverage in the following 32 locations:

  • Mobile, Ala.
  • Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, Calif.
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.
  • Hilo, Honolulu and Kahului/Wailuku/Maui County, Hawaii; Blackfoot/Idaho Falls/Rexburg, Idaho
  • Peoria, Ill.
  • Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Wichita, Kan.
  • Baton Rouge, La.
  • Baltimore, Md.
  • Kansas City and Springfield, Mo.
  • Akron, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo, Ohio
  • Allentown/Bethlehem, Harrisburg and Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pa.
  • Columbia and Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.
  • Provo/Orem and Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah
  • Fredericksburg, Va.
  • Seattle, Wash.

source: CNET



1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

This is what sprint and AT&T need to do once a month AT&T is getting close to launching this many a month and expanding this many though but sprint.. well..

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

maybe you missed when they said that AT&T has 47 markets...and by that they mean total.

2. ImHungry

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

i live in New London County in Connecticut. i wish i would have gotten Verizon now. i hope AT&T gets LTE here soon.

3. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 2011

So they should be testing LTE Advance here shortly and launching in 2014 maybe?

4. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I live about 45 minutes outside of NYC in CT and also just got full LTE service here. It's been around for the last year but was pretty spotty in most areas... i'm loving it now!

5. ScelesticSteve

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The only thing I've noticed with Verizon is that they do get their LTE markets out quick. One of the reasons I believe they do this is because they deploy their network in smaller portions of cities, like covering the city but nothing else. Maybe not in all cases, but most of them, yes. AT&T deploys in large areas including many miles outside the city, getting all of the suburbs, which is a better business practice. Not for sure about Sprint yet, with their LTE network being new.

8. cfprelude

Posts: 140; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

"Is a better business practice".... according to who? Technically statistics will shoe there are more people living and working IN the cities they are deploying to. So I agree with their business technique... cover as many people as quickly as possible and destroy your competition. Concentrating on the 15-20% that live in the less dense outskirts is not worth delaying deployments. Those 20% mostly work in the cities anyway and will be ecstatic that they at least get 4g while at work.

6. pooked

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

i live in Miami lakes by i75 and miami gardens drive and i dont get service. Sucks balls, maybe this expansion will clear that issue right up. Lets just hope.

7. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Fort Pierce has been on for a few days already. T'was very nice.

9. Tyroc

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Finally 4g is here in Logan!

11. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

From what I've read, Verizon's 4G LTE is slowing down lots from when it first came out, and now most other 4G options are faster (except sprint). :( Verizon DON'T do what you did with 3G! Speed it up!!!!!!

13. cfprelude

Posts: 140; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I hadn't heard that. And I haven't noticed it in jax, fl. I had the thunderbolt which was vzw 1st 4g phone and consequently had very little clogging up the network and experienced an average of 7-9mp down. I now have the sg3 and get 8-9mp down during the slowest parts of the day. I've actually found a couple places in town where I can get 14+ no matter the tine of day.

12. Vince805

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

I live in oxnard,ca (ventura county) and its not official where i live cuz there still dead spots but i notice while driving they are getting covered up. but i just started getting in at my house and near by areas for maybe a week now. I'm getting 24.86 mbps download and 8.05 upload mbps. Is that good.

14. cfprelude

Posts: 140; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Wow. I've never heard of anyone getting close to 25mb down. That's wonderful! Congrats.

15. benzb

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

There is pretty much 4G now on the 101 all the way from the San Fernando Valley to Oxnard and beyond! This was not the case a few months back when I drove up to Oxnard. They are definitely doing an excellent job with the expansion in Los Angeles. I know that ATT still does not have 4G in many places in the valley and nothing heading into Ventura County. As far as speeds go, I have been ranging anywhere from 3mb to 45mb depending on where I am at and the time of day. 25mb down is definitely an excellent speed though...

16. Vince805

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Yeah i noticed that day before yesterday. I drove up to San Fernando and had it all the way there and back. I get 25mb pretty consistently. I check here and there just to see. the lowest i got so far was 20mb. I also forgot to mention I have a samsung galaxy s3. Idk if the type of phone makes a difference or not. Imma take my sisters Rezound later and see what she gets. But thank you both for the replies.

18. slickric620

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I pulled down 41 Mbps the other day in tacoma, WA. I average 30 Mbps down and never go below about 8 Mbps up. I usually can get about 13 Mbps up. I'm running a Moto Razr. Speeds have slowed a little since I got the thunder bolt at launch but not much. Att will slow a little with time as well. They just don't have as many LTE devices running on there network. I used to average about 36 Mbps, so a drop of 6 mbps isn't all that bad in an almost 1 1/2 year span.

19. DJ349GTX

Posts: 2; Member since: May 21, 2012

Finally, New London County officially has LTE. now i have to decide what kind of phone i wanna get when i switch.

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