Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network to Hit 100 Markets
Verizon turns on 28 additional 4G LTE markets and expands its 4G LTE network in eight cities on July 21.Verizon Wireless is turning on its wireless network in 28 additional markets this week, bringing the 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) network to a total of 102 cities across the country. Consumers and businesses can choose from nine 4G devices-three smartphones, a tablet, two hotspots and three USB modems-to connect to the network, the company noted. The new areas where Verizon's 4G LTE network will be available Thursday include Decatur and Huntsville, Ala.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Lakeland and Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.; Augusta, Ga.; Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului-Wailuku and Lahaina, Hawaii; Carbondale, Ill.; Wichita, Kan.; Louisville, Ky.; Baton Rouge and Hammond, La.; Springfield, Mass.; Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Toledo, Ohio; Tulsa, Okla.; Portland, Ore.; Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Pa.; Charleston, S.C.; Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tenn.; Olympia and Tacoma, Wash; and Charleston, W.Va. The company is also expanding its 4G LTE network in Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Northern New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio and Seattle.
"On Thursday, when we light up 28 additional 4G LTE markets, we will offer consumers and businesses in 102 metropolitan areas the most advanced 4G wireless network on the planet, while continuing to offer the nation's most reliable 3G network coast to coast," said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless. "In fewer than eight months we have introduced our 4G LTE network to more than 100 markets, and we are continuing to aggressively expand our 4G LTE network; by the end of 2013 we plan to bring 4G LTE mobile broadband to our entire 3G coverage area."