Looks like it's the time of the month for Verizon to flip its 4G LTE switch to 'on' in new markets. It seems that the rollout has been in hyperspeed lately, as more and more cities are getting their taste of the blazing fast 4G service; this time Big Red is giving it to 46 new markets:

  • Florence, AL
  • Harrison, AR
  • Yuba City/Marysville, CA
  • Panama City, FL
  • Carrolton, Gainesville, and Newnan, GA
  • Blackfoot, ID
  • Decatur/Effingham, Kankakee/Bradley-Bourbonnais, and La Salle/Peru/Ottawa, IL
  • Columbus and Michigan City/La Porte, IN
  • Greater Portland, ME
  • Greenville/Greenwood, Jackson, and Tunica, MS
  • Houghton and Traverse City, MI
  • Jefferson City, Lake of the Ozarks, and West Plains, MO
  • Binghamton, Elmira/Corning/Hornell, and Oneonta, NY
  • Burlington, Hickory/Lenoir, Jacksonville, and New Bern, NC
  • Bedford and Sharon/Farrell/Hermitage, PA
  • Anderson, Florence, and Greenwood, SC
  • Lufkin/Nacogdoches, Midland, San Angelo, and Waco, TX
  • Danville, VA
  • Ashland, KY
  • Huntington and Logan, WV
  • Fond du Lax, Janesville, Beloit, and Sheboygan, WI
  • Gillette, WY
  • The Lihue, HI (launched on June 11)

And expand in 22 existing markets:

  • Denver and Fort Collins/Loveland, CO
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Daytona Beach, Gainesville, and West Palm Beach, FL
  • Hilo, HI
  • Boise/Nampa, ID
  • Chicagoland, IL
  • Lafayette, IN
  • Hammond, LA
  • Springfield, MO
  • Glens Falls and New York, NY
  • Charlotte/Gastonia and Greensville, Washington, NC
  • Indiana, PA
  • Hagerstown, MD
  • Chambersburg, PA
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Appleton, Oshkosh, WI

Yay for 4G in more places!


Company Adds 46 New Markets, Expands in 22 Other Markets on June 21

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless, owner of the nation’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, today announced that its 4G LTE network will be available in 46 new markets and expand in 22 additional markets across the United States on June 21.  Just in time for the summer travel season, the company will bring its 4G LTE network to a total of 304 markets, enabling 4G LTE speeds in vacation destinations throughout the country.

With the new and expanded markets, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network continues to expand its reach with 4G LTE speeds available to more than two-thirds of the U.S. population, and more 4G LTE coverage than all other networks combined.

“Time and time again, third-party surveys affirm that the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network keeps its promise to provide customers with consistently reliable responsiveness, download and upload speeds, and greater availability in more places throughout the country than any competing network,” said Nicola Palmer, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless.  “Our aggressive 4G LTE network build-out is on track, providing our customers with the largest 4G LTE network in the United States – and the world – today.  We are committed to cover more than 400 markets by the end of 2012.  We will continue to expand and strengthen our 4G LTE network and plan to offer full nationwide coverage everywhere we have 3G coverage today, by the end of 2013.”

New and Expanded Markets

On Thursday, June 21, the company will introduce its 4G LTE network in 46 new markets: Florence, Ala.; Harrison, Ark.; Yuba City/Marysville, Calif.; Panama City, Fla.; Carrolton, Gainesville and Newnan, Ga.; Blackfoot, Idaho; Decatur/Effingham, Kankakee/Bradley-Bourbonnais and La Salle/Peru/Ottawa, Ill.; Columbus and Michigan City/La Porte, Ind.; Greater Portland, Maine; Greenville/Greenwood, Jackson and Tunica, Miss.; Houghton and Traverse City, Mich.; Jefferson City, Lake of the Ozarks and West Plains, Mo.; Binghamton, Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Oneonta, N.Y.; Burlington, Hickory/Lenoir, Jacksonville and New Bern, N.C.; Bedford and Sharon/Farrell/Hermitage, Pa.; Anderson, Florence and Greenwood, S.C.; Lufkin/Nacogdoches, Midland, San Angelo and Waco, Texas; Danville, Va.; Ashland, Ky./Huntington, W.Va. and Logan, W.Va.; Fond du Lac, Janesville/Beloit and Sheboygan, Wis.; and Gillette, Wyo.  The Lihue, Hawaii market launched June 11.

The company will also expand its 4G LTE network in 22 markets where Verizon Wireless 4G LTE was already available: Denver and Fort Collins/Loveland, Colo.; Philadelphia., Pa./Wilmington, Del.; Daytona Beach, Gainesville and West Palm Beach, Fla.; Hilo, Hawaii; Boise/Nampa, Idaho; Chicagoland, Ill.; Lafayette, Ind.; Hammond, La.; Springfield, Mo.; Glens Falls and New York, N.Y.; Charlotte/Gastonia and Greenville/Washington, N.C.; Indiana, Pa. and Hagerstown, Md./Chambersburg, Pa.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Va.; Seattle, Wash.; Appleton/Oshkosh, Wis.

4G LTE Devices, Plans and Speed

Verizon Wireless offers 24 4G LTE devices, the largest selection of 4G LTE devices offered by any carrier.  Devices range from tablets and mobile hotspots to the latest smartphones and more, including the Samsung Galaxy S® III, currently available online for pre-order, and the soon-to-be available DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC.  Details on available devices can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE and information on plans and pricing is available at www.verizonwireless.com/plans.

Verizon Wireless also offers a variety of smart accessories, including the FitBit Ultra Wireless Activity Trackerand the Withings WiFi Scale, for customers to use with their 4G LTE devices.  A full list of smart accessories can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories.

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 4G LTE coverage areas, devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, where available,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 areas already covered by Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.

On June 21, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network will be available in 304 markets across the United States.  Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for a full list of 4G LTE markets and additional information on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.  For street-level detail of coverage and more, please visitwww.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://twitter.com/jheyneman James Heyneman

    Still no Montana. Damn it!

    • fixxmyhead

      why dont u switch to a carrier that has reliable 4g besides cdma sucks

      • http://twitter.com/jheyneman James Heyneman

        Look at a wireless map for Montana...

        No Sprint, no T-Mobile. Only other choice is AT&T, and I'm not about to give up my unlimited data when I get 150KB/s on 3G.

        • fixxmyhead

          blame verizon for lying to u

          also are u serious? cuz those speeds are a joke and i would gladly take limited data and get way faster speeds and on 4g. those are dial up speeds, how much can u really waste a month at those speeds. can u even hit 2gigs if u tried? im not trying to rag on u but really those speeds even at unlimited data are a joke

          • Sheepdog Elite

             You would have to live in Montana to get it. At&t still doesn't get jack for coverage. The state is huge, doesn't have millions of people, and is littered with these obnoxious things called mountains that make getting cell coverage and P.I.T.A. Verizon is about the only game in town until At&t finishes building out in 5 or 6 years, and we'll see their 4g by 2010 I'm sure.

          • http://twitter.com/jheyneman James Heyneman

            I'm confused, I never said Verizon lied to me...

            Also, where on planet Earth has anyone ever been able to do 150KB/s on dialup?  That's kilobytes, not kilobits, even it was was kilobits it'd still be 3x faster than dialup.  I consistently hit 6GB+ in a month on 3G.

        • fixxmyhead

          i meant EDGE or slightly better. to me anything less than 150KB i consider dial up (basically is cuz its so slow)  im just so used to fast speeds that i rarely see that.

          • http://twitter.com/jheyneman James Heyneman

             I had no choice but to use actual dialup until 2003.  150KB/s is lightning fast compared to it.

  • Blue

    What does expanding in NY, NY mean? Faster speeds? Hopefully more overlaps and less iffy zones where 4G toggles back to 3G/1X (Hoboken waterfront, anyone?)

  • Chris

    Houghton got 4G?  Wow.  Come to Marquette Verizon!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/J32BBDNGIVISGS4L5JDW5SRK2Q Your Daddy

    Rolling out more huh?  So how come my LTE sucks in the SF Bay Area the last 2 weeks?

  • Cruzizcaredonotn

    Interesting.  I came back to Panama City 13 June after spending a few days in Tennessee and 4G was working and still as of today.  Now I wonder if it is going to stop or slow down tomorrow.

  • Microchip01

    What about Bellingham, WA?! That was promised back in April/May! Maybe it's part of the Seattle expansion?

    • Scrambles

      Just recently I've been getting 4g in bellingham, but it's been on and off for the past few days.

  • Mrose

    I hope Sprint is watching all this because, DAMN, Verizon got the 4G LTE roll out on lock. Where you at Sprint?

  • RoadsterHD1

    Is this to blame for all the data drops and connectivity issue we are all having on all the 4G phones running 4G?

  • RoadsterHD1

    Verizon don't forget Victorville California, my daughter lives there and would appreciate 4G

  • http://www.twitter.com/Genjinaro Genjinaro

    How the hell are they able to do rollouts this damn massive? Damn, I wish Sprint would take notes. Damn whatever AT&T is doing.

  • A.J.

    I also have been getting 4g in Bellingham, WA on and off...what a tease!