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Verizon to launch in LTE in 39 cities

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Oct 2010 18:26 User comments (3)

Verizon to launch in LTE in 39 cities Verizon has said this week that their deployment of the world's first 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network would hit 39 cities instead of the previously announced 30.
The LTE network will cover 110 million Americans, says the carrier.

Furthermore, Verizon says it is launching LTE in 60 commercial airports in the U.S.

Verizon president Lowell McAdam says: "We are driven by the vision to provide ubiquitous wireless broadband connectivity and mobility to rural and urban Americans alike. With our initial 4G LTE launch, we will immediately reach more than one-third of all Americans where they live, right from the start. And, we will quickly introduce 4G LTE throughout the Verizon coverage area."

The carrier says it expects average data rates on an LTE connection to reach 5-12Mbps downstream and 2-5Mbps upstream. Those average speeds would almost double Verizon's current 3G offering.

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Initial Major Metropolitan Area Deployment:

Akron, Ohio
Athens, Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Baltimore, Maryland
Boston, Massachusetts
Charlotte, North Carolina
Chicago, Illinois
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Dallas, Texas
Denver, Colorado
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Houston, Texas
Jacksonville, Florida
Las Vegas, Nevada
Los Angeles, California
Miami, Florida
Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota
Nashville, Tennessee
New Orleans, Louisiana
New York, New York
Oakland, California
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Orlando, Florida
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phoenix, Arizona
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Rochester, New York
San Antonio, Texas
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
San Jose, California
Seattle/Tacoma, Washington
St. Louis, Missouri
Tampa, Florida
Washington, D.C.
West Lafayette, Indiana
West Palm Beach, Florida

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3 user comments

17.10.2010 21:26

Good. Very good. This is what's needed to have innovation shape up: don't delay the best that you have. LTE is the next gen, and i hope we will have it soon in our area (Upstate S.C.) by next year. Go Verizon!

27.10.2010 22:40

Part of my hopes they will take a long time to setup Tampa so I can get a triple core 1.5ghz phone by the time the network turns on...part of me wants the network turned on tonight, even if I can only use it with my laptop!

39.10.2010 10:06

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Part of my hopes they will take a long time to setup Tampa so I can get a triple core 1.5ghz phone by the time the network turns on...part of me wants the network turned on tonight, even if I can only use it with my laptop!
Yeah, but think about KB, even though I agree with you that we need the speed, the sooner they get LTE in my and your area, the more edge up on the competition that Verizon will have against Sprint/AT&T, since it has been said that they will compete vigourously with any telco, and won't take any prisoners whatsoever. The format wars still exist man, even if it is on phones!!



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