Verizon to add LTE service to two more cities over the next two months

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Verizon to add LTE service to two more cities over the next two months
Verizon announced on Thursday that it will be expanding its LTE 4G service to Roanoke, Virginia on November 17th. Communities that will be serviced by Verizon's 4G pipeline will include downtown Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Christiansburg, Radford City, Buena Vista City, Lexington City and Rockbridge. Virginia Tech will also be covered. After the switch is turned on in Roanoke, Verizon will have 178 cities blanketed by LTE, and 15 devices supporting the service. Some of the phones that run at LTE speed include the Motorola DROID RAZR, the Motorola DROID BIONIC (remember that phone, guys?), and the upcoming HTC Rezound.

On December 15th, Verizon's LTE service gets turned on in city number 179, Indiana, Pennsylvania. The list of surrounding areas that will have the service include White Township, the Indiana University of PA campus, Homer City and Blairsville.

Verizon's LTE service should provide speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps on the downlink and 2 to 5Mbps on the uplink and is as much as 10 times faster than 3G service. We are coming up on the one-year anniversary of Big Red's initial LTE launch on December 5th and the carrier has given itself a nice head start on other carriers rolling out LTE service including AT&T and MetroPCS.

source: Verizon (1), (2)

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