It can be hard to hear how speedy and wonderful Verizon's 4G LTE is when there isn't a 4G tower within 100 miles of your home. Well, that's about to change for some lucky folks in the western half of the US come December 20. Big Red continues to creep closer to a 100% overlay with its 3G network all the time.


All of the following cities are going to see LTE go live on December 20:

  • Port Angeles, WA
  • Port Townsend, WA
  • Sequim, WA
  • Kennewick, WA
  • Pasco, WA
  • Richland, WA
  • Klamath Falls, OR
  • Roseburg, OR
  • Jackson Hole, WY
  • Teton Village, WY
  • Kemmerer WY
  • Pinedale, WY
  • Price, UT
  • Richfield, UT
  • Lamar, CO
  • LaJunta, CO

Of course, you need an LTE handset to take advantage of the faster 4G speeds, but most phones Verizon has sold in the last few years are 4G-capable. If you're lucky enough to live in one of the new LTE communities, make sure you abuse the network as much as possible. That'll teach them for taking so long.


Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Josh Read

    I'm starting to believe I am just never going to get LTE in my area. :(

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    Wow, they are hitting the places I went to college and near where I live. Crazy talk.

    Honestly, that's impressive. VZW may be a horrible company with terrible policies, but they are rolling out LTE like freaking rockstars.

  • http://www.lazyrivr.com/ Andy Bell

    Correction time: Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland, Washington are the same market. That's just inflating numbers (though Verizon's press release correctly groups them together as the Tri-Cities market).

    • Guest

      As someone from there I would like to say, Wooohoooo LTE! Even though I won't be bending to big red at any time in the foreseeable future

  • Wynnded

    Vail, Breckenrigde, and Aspen Colorado are live as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/casey.a.kline Casey Kline

    The LTE in Northwest Ohio has also been flickering on and off. But that is just them expanding it out into the Boondocks.

  • spydie

    I hope LTE never comes to my area. I've seen how it sucks my battery down when I visit a town that has it. regular 4G speeds are lightening fast without LTE

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

      what? do you mean 3g speeds?

    • JG

      You could just turn off your 4G radio & use only the 3G radio. That should help save battery life....

  • http://twitter.com/betafan7 betafan7

    LTE on Verizon in Sequim-GODDAMN washington before sprint puts it in Seattle. Embarassing.

  • Rob Cook

    Kemmerer, fucking, Wyoming is getting LTE via Verizon and yet there isn't a single city in Iowa supported by AT&T... largest 4G coverage my ass...

    • chris125

      that is why they say "4g" and not lte, because they are basing it off their hspa+

  • yarrellray

    Poor souls in these cities welcome to the overrated and overpriced Lte network of Verizon. This is why poor reception and poor signal strength reign supreme. Enjoy piss poor battery life on LTE. Verizon sucks rotten eggs.