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Verizon to double 4G LTE sites by end of year

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Mar 2012 13:05 User comments (2)

Verizon to double 4G LTE sites by end of year Verizon has announced today that it is actively increasing 4G LTE sites in the U.S. and expects to have a network that covers 260 million people by the end of the year.
Chief Technical Officer David Small noted Verizon will have "at least 400 markets" with 4G LTE sites by the start of 2013. Verizon's current network, which is the largest in the U.S., covers 200 million Americans and has 200 sites.

Rival AT&T made a similar announcement this week, but their network is still lagging behind. AT&T currently covers 75 million Americans with the carrier expecting to cover 150 million by the end of the year.

Small did note that 4G LTE is still a relatively small market for Verizon, with only 5 percent of its subscribers using the fast data network.

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2 user comments

114.3.2012 13:25

Hopefully they finally cover my university...

214.3.2012 17:15

I bought a 4G phone told by the salesmen my area would have it by christmas. That was in July last year. I'm starting to think I will get a new upgrade before 4G gets here. Would have gotten a different phone...

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