by Matthew Sabatini, 1 year ago
After a few years of development, tons of commercials, and a lot of patient waiting, 4G LTE is finally here, for Verizon customers at least. And although not everyone is seeing the “up to 10x…
Verizon’s 4G LTE network expansion has been relentless of late, but the nation’s biggest wireless carrier is not one to rest on its laurels and wait for the competition to play catch up. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at Big Red’s official website and check out the press releases from the past few days announcing 4G LTE introductions in new markets.
No less than eight press releases were posted on June 5 to announce new markets covered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network, followed by seven new releases a day later, and finally, yesterday, by the posting of another 10 announcements.
That’s a total of 25 press releases announcing newly covered markets, and, as you might imagine, it’s pretty hard to make a list of all the areas where you will begin enjoying faster download speeds.
Florida, Idaho, Colorado, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Missouri are just a few of the states enjoying new 4G LTE network expansions. And it's not just big urban areas – people in Billerica, Massachusetts, Volusia, Florida or Gillette, Wyoming probably didn’t hope to be spoiled with 4G LTE speeds so soon and they might enjoy the new expansions a bit more than tech users from large metros.
Big Red’s LTE expansion should continue over the next few weeks, according to official sources, so if your town is still not on the support list, you might want to check out Verizon’s website from time to time for news updates.
Keep in mind that Verizon’s latest announcements mention that the LTE coverage is “to come” in all these new areas, so there's a chance that not all listed networks are yet active. If that’s the case, June 21 is the most likely date when the switches will be turned on.
Verizon announced a couple of months back that it’s planning to have LTE up and running for 260 million Americans by the end of the year, and, while some thought that was just an optimistic prediction, things seem to really be shaping up for Big Red.
What are your thoughts on Verizon’s storming expansion? Where and when do you think it will end? Will any of the other carriers be able to challenge Big Red anytime soon? Let us know down below!