After a couple years of working on its LTE Network, we've come to expect these monthly market activations from VZW. The lists started off small - consisting of mostly big cities - but as the towns get smaller, the lists get longer. Earlier this month, Big Red announced that it would be bringing LTE to a slew of new markets on December 20th:

  • 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

Today, however, it has expanded that list by several more areas:

  • Marshalltown, IA
  • Saddlebrooke, AZ
  • Ruidoso, NM
  • Flagstaff, Prescott, And Sedona, AZ
  • Casa Grande, AZ
  • Farmington and Gallup, NM
  • Payson, AZ
  • Mason City and Charles City, IA
  • Oskaloosa, IA
  • McCook, NE

December 20th is the big day for all those cities, as well - looks like you're only three days away from saying goodbye to VZW's [less than spectacular] 3G network for good. You won't miss it, I promise.


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.

  • Crazydog

    Can't wait to compare the 4G in Flagstaff to my Nexus 4's T-Mobile 4G....if the 300 kbps Verizon "3G" is any indication, it'll be a pretty close comparison.

    • enomele

      Its pretty ridiculous. 15 to 30 mob usually

      • Crazydog

        Ah, but you don't know that! Verizon's 3G isn't supposed to be 300 kbps so why would their 4G be what it is supposed to be! I've used LTE before, but I know it's different from place to place.

        Anyway, it seems to have gone live here earlier today, and the speeds are actually usually around 5 megabits, which I am not the least bit surprised about.

        • enomele

          That sucks. My 3g speeds are usually slower than 300kb, in crappy rural Wisconsin .

  • moelsen8

    Get ready to take your battery to the MAXX!

  • http://profiles.google.com/andrewc513 Andrew Chandler

    Hey Verizon how about you fix the places where it's shit? Starkville, MS is roughly 4 square miles for the main city part. 4! That's all. Half the town gets great, full-bar 30+ Mbps, the other half(still active city area) gets 0-1 bars and 7 Mbps max. EVDO and LTE, both of them. It's pitiful.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bosox1814 Jerod Day

    Maine is also lighting up half of the state at least. Why no mention?