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Verizon’s 4G LTE Network To Cover The Nation

Written by Randy Harz. Posted in News

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Published on July 27, 2011 with No Comments

Verizon is really covers the nation with its 4G LTE network at an incredible pace. After having just turned on 28 instead of the announced 13 new markets on July 21 in addition to expanding coverage of 8 existing markets last week, they’re now annoucing several new markets to be switched on August 18.

At this rate, Verizon will sure reach or even exceeding its target of 175 markets by the end of this year.

The new cities to be blanketed with 4G LTE include Decatur and Huntsville, Alabama; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Lakeland and Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida; Augusta, Georgia; Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului-Wailuku and Lahaina, Hawaii; Carbondale, Illinois; Wichita, Kansas; Louisville, Kentucky; Baton Rouge and Hammond, Louisiana; Springfield, Massachusetts; Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Toledo, Ohio; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Portland, Oregon; Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania; Charleston, South Carolina; Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tennessee; Olympia and Tacoma, Washington; and Charleston, West Virgina, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Ithaca, Syracuse, and Albany, New York; Fort Collins, Colorado; Provo/Orem, Utah; Salinas, Monterey, and Bakersfield, California; Omaha, Nebraska; Altoona and Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Additionally, some markets will see expanded coverage, including Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, as well as Rockland County, New York, which includes Nyack, West Nyack, Orangeburg, Pearl River, and Spring Valley.

This increasing coverage will certainly encourage consumers to pick up Verizon’s 4G LTE devices, which currently include the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE, as well as the soon to be upgraded Motorola XOOM 4G as well as some smartphones like the HTC Thunderbolt, the DROID Charge, the LG Revolution, and soon the Droid Bionic.. We’re not sure about the exact number of Verizon 4G LTE markets, but it’s should be around 118 after the upcoming batch gets “switched on”. In comparison, Verizon’s rival AT&T’s 4G LTE network plans to reach only 15 markets before 2012.