Verizon to add LTE for locations in Indiana, North Carolina and Michigan on June 21st

Verizon to add LTE for locations in Indiana, North Carolina and Michigan on June 21st
On June 21st, Verizon will turn on the LTE switch in Columbus and Seymour, Ind., Traverse City, Mich and in Hickory North Carolina. Expanded service will be seen in southeast Massachusetts and Charlotte, N.C. and in the latter city, Verizon has been busy preparing for the Democratic National Convention. According to RootMetrics, those living in the area or planning on visiting for the Convention will get better wireless service from Verizon than any other mobile operator in the area. Big Red has added in-building repeaters, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and capacity enhancements much of which will remain in place after the Convention ends.Verizon now has 258 markets covered with LTE, equal to more than two-thirds of the nation's population. Those able to access Verizon's 4G network should see download speeds of 5 to 12Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5Mbps. Verizon hopes to have 400 markets covered by its LTE signal by the end of this year.

source: Verizon (1), (2), (3), (4), (5

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13 Comments

1. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I'm shocked that AT&T launched their 4G LTE in Charlotte, NC before Verizon did. I always thought Verizon had 4G LTE coverage here already, but I guess I was wrong...

3. VZAZGuy

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

How many "actual" 4G markets does AT&T actually even have? What's Verizon at? The wonderful thing about Verizons 4G is that it's actually 4G.......AWESOME!

12. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 276; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

while i agree with you that HSPA+ is just a faster version of 3G, AT&T is actively launching LTE now in its markets. Still very limited for now but within a few years hopefully they will have caught up to VZW.

9. CPGustafson511

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

Verizon launched LTE in Charlotte way back in December 2010. This is the second expansion there.

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

WOW got all excited when i read LTE in Michigan and only 1 freaking city and it's nowhere near me. Got it all around me in Kalamazoo and Lansing, but no just no. Was told we would have it over a year ago.

4. Galen20K

Posts: 576; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Verizon LTE is all around all big cities in South-East Michigan, thats what matters most.

5. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

That's great and all but I am still waiting for it in my city and the cities around me that I actually visit and since Verizon told me over a year ago we would have it in my area, yea I think I have a good reason to be impatient at this point. I want in on the LTE network that so many people have been spoiled and ungrateful about.

6. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

You do realize that Verizon can't just place towers or new equipment as they please right?

7. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

And you also realize they shouldnt make claims and give dates too right? At&t has hspa + here metropcs has lte here 20 miles from me has Verizon both north and west from me.

8. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Just like when Verizon said to hope to have FiOS in my area until the municipalities said no. In the end it's not always up to Verizon, they have to deal with the townships and cities which may or may not work out as planned.

13. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 276; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

im pretty grateful to have it... just sayin.

10. Beholder88

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I live northeast of Pittsburgh, PA, and the map shows there is no 4G LTE here yet, but my RAZR has been showing it for a month now. It's been erratic and sometimes will not show up for a few days. I would say they must be preparing for another expansion in the Pittsburgh area soon.

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I finally was able to experience 4G lte in Gilroy CA....14 megs down and 7 megs up...yeah!!!!

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