Verizon Announces 5 new LTE Markets, and Expansions in 3 others

by: AlexanderJanuary 18, 2012
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Verizon has just announced that they are bringing its’ blazing fast LTE speeds (we’ve seen speed tests of 40+mbps) to five new markets and expanding in three others. Tomorrow Verizon will flip the LTE switch on the following markets:

  • Glens Falls and Utica, NY
  • Lawton, OK
  • Brownsville and McAllen, TX

Verizon is also expanding in the following three already existing LTE markets tomorrow as well:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Houston, TC
  • Spokane, WA

Everyone that lives in those area’s must be pretty happy to be getting Verizon’s fast 4G LTE network, feel free to post in the comments how your speeds are. Those of you with a 4G phone like the Motorola Droid Razr, Motorola Droid 2, 3, Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus and the countless other LTE devices Verizon has available are really going to start to light up in these areas. You can check out all the Verizon 4G LTE markets by clicking the source link below, Verizon’s LTE network will be available in 195 markets as of tomorrow, January 19th. You may be able to get a 4G signal today. Full Press release from Verizon below:

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless, owner of the nation’s fastest 4G network, is kicking off 2012 by turning on 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) in five new markets and expanding the network in three others on Jan. 19.  The continued growth of the 4G LTE network represents Verizon’s commitment to strengthening and enhancing the network and delivering the highest performance and reliability for its customers.

Following the launches on Jan. 19, more than 200 million people in 195 markets across the United States can take advantage of the blazingly fast speeds offered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network.  Customers can choose from a wide variety of 4G LTE devices, including the Spectrum by LG, available starting tomorrow.  The Spectrum by LG was one of six new 4G LTE devices announced at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  From the expanded 4G LTE DROID family, to the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the Verizon Jetpacks, Verizon Wireless now offers something for everyone on its 4G LTE network.

On Thursday, Jan. 19, the company will turn on its 4G LTE network in Glens Falls and Utica, N.Y.; Lawton, Okla.; and Brownsville and McAllen, Texas.  The company is also expanding its network on Jan. 19 in Atlanta, Houston and Spokane, Wash.

“As we enter 2012, Verizon’s 4G LTE network remains the largest by far in the United States, and we continue to grow the network and bring Verizon’s unparalleled 4G LTE services to more and more people,” said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless.

4G LTE Speed and Coverage

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.  When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast.  Verizon Wireless’ 3G network is the most reliable high-speed data network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices today to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their area, or when they travel to an area already covered by 4G LTE.

  • 10 Nov 2012 I have been waiting for over two years for Verizon to activate 4G service in my home town of Livingston, CA, and have been assured several times by customer service representatives that the improved system will be operational here by the end of this year. However, Verizon’s latest on-line posting of its schedule of new 4G service installlations makes NO mention of such a development being implemented in my immediate area at any foreseeable time. In the meantime I continue to pay $50.08 per month for 4G internet service which I am unable to access. The irony of this frustrating situation is that, less than a mile away from my back porch, I can clearly see the internet/cell phone tower promised for so long for this upgrade. Sarah Palin had better luck seeing Russia from her house in Wasilla, Alaska, even though Wasilla and the Bering Straight are almost 1000 miles apart across land and sea with very few internet or cell phone facilities.