Verizon adds 34 markets to its 4G network, will cover 75 percent of U.S. population

August 15, 2012
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    The country’s top carrier, Verizon Wireless, happens to be the one that has the largest 4G LTE coverage in the country as well. As announced today on its website, Verizon is introducing its high-speed Internet network to 34 new markets, while expanding in 38 existing markets on August 16.

    Other U.S. carriers can only look with envy as Verizon flexes its 4G LTE network muscles. With a total of 371 markets, Verizon claims that it now covers more than 75 percent of US population.

    For those wondering whether they can enjoy 4G speed on their device yet, here’s the complete list of the new markets:

    Hot Springs, Ark.; Redding, Calif.; Valdosta and Waycross, Ga.; Centralia and Danville, Ill.; Parsons, Salina and Topeka, Kan.; Alexandria and Monroe, La.; Pittsfield, Mass.; Battle Creek and Muskegon, Mich.; Mankato and Worthington, Minn.; Joplin and Sedalia, Mo.; Bismarck, Grand Forks and Minot, N.D.; Chillicothe, Ohio; Reading, Pa.; Aberdeen, S.D.; Laredo, Odessa and Texarkana, Texas; Brattleboro and White River Junction, Vt.; Charlottesville, Va.; Longview, Wash.; and Eau Claire, La Crosse and Manitowoc, Wis.

    And here’s the list of Verizon’s expansion in 38 existing markets:

    Los Angeles and Santa Barbara/Santa Maria, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; Macon/Warner Robins, Ga.; Bloomington, Champaign/Urbana, Decatur/Effingham and Springfield, Ill.; Elkhart, Ind.; Des Moines, Iowa City and Sioux City, Iowa; Dodge City, Garden City and Great Bend, Kan.; Lexington and Louisville, Ky.; New Orleans, La.; Boston, Mass.; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.; Missoula, Mont.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Manchester/Nashua, N.H.; Las Cruces, N.M.; New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah; Roanoke, Va.; Charleston, W.Va.; and Green Bay, Wis.  Additional areas include: Little Rock, Ark., expanding into Batesville, Ark.; Tallahassee, Fla., expanding into Thomasville, Ga.; Burley, Idaho, expanding into Twin Falls, Idaho; Chicago, Ill., expanding into DeKalb, Ill.; and Cedar City, Utah, expanding into St. George, Utah.

    Feel free to leave a shout-out in the comments if you see your city up there.

    Comments

    • yarrellray

      Blah blah, Market after market but in the real world what does this really matter. Especially when all Verizon and it’s CDMA LTE NETWORK does nothing but drains battery life dry. Not to mention the pitiful piss poor signal strength and crappy reception on most of it’s LTE handsets. I don’t here them speaking of the poor Dbm and asu which in turn means Lte is useless. Ask all the current Galaxy Nexus owners how they feel about the overrated and overpriced Lte network and service they receive. People who are on Verizon are brain washed they remind me of apple iphone users misguided. Here in New York City Tmobile pimp slaps Verizon all day long plain and simple.

      • Android_Teacher

        Wow. We get excellent Verizon LTE 4G and extremely high speeds. A one-time $4 fee for an extra battery is WELL worth the price.

    • Nizo

      I miss T-Mobile.. at least I had a signal in my home with them. Verizon is for the sheep, yarrellray is spot on.
      Sprint is no better. Wish I had stayed with T-Mobile, even if they treated me like a second-rate customer due to Flex-pay.

      • yarrellray

        I had sprint too. Poor cdma signal as well. These cdma Lte network carriers have low frequency so signal doesn’t penetrate like the GSM carrier Tmobile.. My friend get back to Tmobile I kicked both Sprint and Verizon to the curb Tmobile is where I will stay…

        • Nizo

          *UPDATE* almost 2 years later lol…

          I jumped on T-Mobile’s offer to pay my ETF and got the heck away from Sprint! Seems like a bad dream that is finally over… lol. Saving $75 right out the gate and getting 40 mb/s at home (almost 2x as fast as my hard wired Comcast high speed internet), compared to the between 3 and 5 mb/s I got with Sprint. Call quality is amazing, have to experience HD voice to hear the difference – no more dropped calls and terrible call quality. Battery now lasts easily a day and a half (no more battery being drained because I didn’t have any signal at all for up to 20% of the day, everyday) and I just wish I had made this move 2 years ago. I’ve missed you, T-MOBILE!!

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