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Verizon is continuing their roll out of 4G LTE across the Nation having now announced even more cities that will be enabled by November 17th. The list is as follows:

  • Little Rock, Ark.
  • Savannah, Ga.
  • Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Iowa
  • Lexington, Ky.
  • Kansas City and Springfield, Mo.
  • Lincoln, Neb.
  • Orange County, N.Y.
  • Greater Providence, R.I.
  • Rapid City, S.D.
  • Roanoke, Va.
  • Appleton, Wis.

In total, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will be available in 178 cities on Nov. 17. You can jump on past the break for their full press release.

America’s Fastest And Most Reliable 4G Network Expands To More Than 175 Markets On Nov. 17

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO — Verizon Wireless announced today at CTIA Enterprise and Applications™ 2011 that its 4G LTE network will be available in 178 markets by Nov. 17. The leader in mobile broadband will turn on its 4G LTE network in 22 new cities and expand the network in four cities on Oct. 20, and will turn on the 4G LTE network in 13 cities and expand in five cities on Nov. 17, making the largest 4G LTE network in the country even bigger.

Consumers and businesses in these cities will be able to access the blazingly fast speeds of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network with any of Verizon Wireless’ 13 4G LTE-enabled devices, including the new Pantech Breakout™ and DROID BIONIC™ by Motorola smartphones, and the 4G LTE-enabled Motorola XOOM™.

“When we launched our 4G LTE network just 43 weeks ago, we had an ambitious growth plan because we understood the impact 4G LTE could have on people’s lives,” said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless. “Americans in 178 cities from coast to coast will have access to the nation’s most reliable 4G network before Thanksgiving, allowing them to harness the speed and power of the network not only where they live but also where they travel.”

On Thursday, Oct. 20, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will be available in Birmingham, Ala.; Modesto and Stockton, Calif.; Fort Myers, Fla.; Bloomington, Elkhart, Evansville, South Bend and Terre Haute, Ind.; Sioux City, Iowa; Hagerstown, Md.; Tupelo, Miss.; Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Asheville, N.C.; Bartlesville, Okla.; Jackson and Martin, Tenn.; Greater Hampton Roads and Richmond, Va.; and Green Bay, Wis. Verizon Wireless is also expanding its 4G LTE network in Los Angeles and San Diego, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; and Erie, Pa. the same day.

On Thursday, Nov. 17, the company will turn on its 4G LTE network in Little Rock, Ark.; Savannah, Ga.; Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Iowa; Lexington, Ky.; Kansas City and Springfield, Mo.; Lincoln, Neb.; Orange County, N.Y.; Greater Providence, R.I.; Rapid City, S.D.; Roanoke, Va.; and Appleton, Wis. The company is also making major 4G LTE expansions on Nov. 17 in Louisville, Ky.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Nashville, Tenn.

4G LTE Speed and Coverage

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast. Verizon Wireless’ 3G network is the most reliable network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices today to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their city.

Reliability: In and Beyond Major Cities

As the company with the most reliable 4G wireless network in the county and the first wireless company in the world to broadly deploy 4G LTE technology, Verizon Wireless is committed to building its 4G LTE network with the same performance and reliability for which it has long been recognized. Verizon Wireless’ consistent focus on reliability is based on rigid engineering standards and a disciplined deployment approach year after year. The company’s 700 MHz spectrum gives Verizon Wireless specific advantages with 4G LTE, including a contiguous, nationwide network license.

Over the past year, Verizon Wireless has also worked to bring its 4G LTE network beyond major cities with its LTE in Rural America program. The company is working with rural communications companies to collaboratively build and operate a 4G LTE network in those areas using the tower and backhaul assets of the rural company and Verizon Wireless’ core 4G LTE equipment and premium 700 MHz spectrum. Already, 12 rural organizations have announced their participation in the LTE in Rural America program and have leased spectrum covering, in total, more than 2.6 million people in rural communities and nearly 82,000 square miles. These companies include: Appalachian Wireless, Bluegrass Cellular, Carolina West/Clear Stream, Cellcom, Chariton Valley, Convergence Technologies, Cross Telephone, Custer Telephone Cooperative, Pioneer Cellular, S and R Communications, Strata Networks and Thumb Cellular.

4G LTE Markets

Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will be available in 178 cities on Nov. 17, including:

    Birmingham, Ala.*
    Decatur, Ala.
    Huntsville, Ala.
    Mobile, Ala.
    Montgomery, Ala.
    Phoenix, Ariz.
    Tucson, Ariz.
    Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers, Ark.
    Fort Smith, Ark.
    Jonesboro-Paragould, Ark.
    Little Rock, Ark.**
    Bakersfield, Calif.
    Fresno, Calif.
    Los Angeles, Calif.
    Modesto, Calif.*
    Oakland, Calif.
    Sacramento, Calif.
    Salinas/Monterey/Seaside, Calif.
    San Diego, Calif.
    San Francisco, Calif.
    San Jose, Calif.
    San Luis Obispo, Calif.
    Santa Barbara, Calif.
    Stockton, Calif.*
    Colorado Springs, Colo.
    Denver, Colo.
    Fort Collins, Colo.
    Greater Fairfield and New Haven, Conn.
    Hartford, Conn.
    Washington, D.C.
    Daytona Beach, Fla.
    Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
    Ft. Myers, Fla.*
    Gainesville, Fla.
    Jacksonville, Fla.
    Lakeland, Fla.
    Miami, Fla.
    Orlando, Fla.
    Pensacola, Fla.
    Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.
    Tallahassee, Fla.
    Tampa, Fla.
    West Palm Beach, Fla.
    Athens, Ga.
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Augusta, Ga.
    Savannah, Ga.*
    Hilo, Hawaii
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Kahului/Wailuku, Hawaii
    Lahaina, Hawaii
    Boise, Idaho
    Bloomington, Ill.
    Carbondale, Ill.
    Champaign/Urbana, Ill.
    Chicago, Ill.
    Rockford, Ill.
    Springfield, Ill.
    The Quad Cities, Ill./Iowa
    Bloomington/Bedford, Ind.*
    Elkhart, Ind.*
    Evansville, Ind.*
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
    Indianapolis, Ind.
    South Bend/Mishawaka, Ind.*
    Terre Haute, Ind.*
    West Lafayette, Ind.
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa**
    Des Moines, Iowa**
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Sioux City, Iowa*
    Wichita, Kan.
    Lexington, Ky.**
    Louisville, Ky.
    Baton Rouge, La.
    Hammond, La.
    New Orleans, La.
    Shreveport, La.
    Baltimore, Md.
    Frederick, Md.
    Hagerstown, Md.*
    Boston, Mass.
    Springfield, Mass.
    Worcester, Mass.
    Detroit, Mich.
    Flint, Mich.
    Grand Rapids, Mich.
    Kalamazoo, Mich.
    Lansing, Mich.
    Saginaw, Mich.
    Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
    Tupelo, Miss.*
    Kansas City, Mo.**
    Springfield, Mo.**
    St. Louis, Mo.
    Lincoln, Neb.**
    Omaha/Council Bluffs, Neb.
    Las Vegas, Nev.
    Reno, Nev.
    Albuquerque, N.M.*
    Las Cruces, N.M.
    Santa Fe, N.M.*
    Albany, N.Y.
    Buffalo, N.Y.*
    Ithaca, N.Y.
    New York, N.Y.
    Orange County, N.Y.**
    Rochester, N.Y.
    Syracuse, N.Y.
    Asheville, N.C.*
    Charlotte, N.C.
    Fayetteville/Lumberton, N.C.
    Greensboro/Winston Salem/High Point, N.C.
    Raleigh/Durham, N.C.
    Wilmington, N.C.
    Fargo, N.D.
    Akron, Ohio
    Canton, Ohio
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Columbus, Ohio
    Dayton, Ohio
    Lima, Ohio
    Mansfield, Ohio
    Toledo, Ohio
    Bartlesville, Okla.*
    Oklahoma City, Okla.
    Tulsa, Okla.
    Portland, Ore.
    Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, Pa.
    Altoona, Pa.
    Erie, Pa.
    Harrisburg, Pa.
    Johnstown, Pa.
    Philadelphia, Pa.
    Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Pa.
    State College, Pa.
    Greater Providence, R.I.**
    Charleston, S.C.
    Columbia, S.C.
    Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.
    Hilton Head, S.C.
    Rapid City, S.D.**
    Sioux Falls, S.D.
    Chattanooga, Tenn.
    Clarksville, Tenn./Hopkinsville, Ky.
    Cleveland, Tenn.
    Dyersburg/Union City, Tenn.
    Jackson, Tenn.*
    Knoxville, Tenn.
    Martin, Tenn.
    Memphis, Tenn.
    Nashville, Tenn.
    Austin, Texas
    Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas
    Bryan/College Station, Texas
    Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas
    El Paso, Texas
    Houston, Texas
    San Antonio, Texas
    Temple/Killeen, Texas
    Wichita Falls, Texas
    Provo, Utah
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Greater Hampton Roads, Va.*
    Richmond, Va.*
    Roanoke, Va.**
    The Tri-Cities, Tenn./Va.
    Olympia, Wash.
    Seattle, Wash.
    Spokane, Wash.
    Tacoma, Wash.
    Charleston, W.Va.
    Appleton, Wis**
    Green Bay, Wis.*
    Madison, Wis.
    Milwaukee, Wis.

*Indicates a market that will be live on Oct. 20, 2011
**Indicates a market that will be live on Nov. 17, 2011

Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

 

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New Verizon LTE locales going live Nov. 17th

18 Comments

Nh has 4g! I live in Londonderry and we have it, and southern nh (salem and nashua) also have it! I was getting 25+ mbps in Londonderry!

I hear ya buddy. You would think one of the biggest tourist spots in the U.S. with 16 million visitors, they would of put it here first... Well I'm in Pawleys Island, so when it comes to Myrtle I probably wont get it here anyways. Verizon told me last week they are working on towers for 4G in Myrtle right now, should be up in 2+ months!

What about Lake Havasu, AZ?

Verizon's coverage in Lake Havasu is so bad that they often don't even have 1X Data Coverage because of a dispute with their regional provider - Mohave Wireless.

Lake Havasu has a population of over 50,000 people and gets tons of tourists and boaters from Southern California who come to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. To get 3G data coverage in Havasu you have to go near the edge of the lake and hope to grab a signal from Verizon's towers on the California side.

Verizon's got great coverage and a fantastic LTE network but if their customers who visit Lake Havasu can't receive text messages or access the Internet they'd be better off switching to AT&T or Sprint.

Don`t feel bad, I had VZW TBOLT and I live in Detroit area where is the VZW 4G LTE coverage.. All what I did see on the device most the time 4G lte and no bars next to it,I did take the phone back, and I went back to Sprint... VZW they`re good in claiming they`re the best, yes they do have good service and better than the other carriers in some areas, and the other carriers has the same way too.
It`s depend on where you live, and on the device you have.

I don't have much faith in their claims for LTE. They claim that a town to the South of me has LTE, but the reality is the LTE available covers some open space area that falls under that town. There isn't a house or business within 20 miles of the covered area. I guess if you want to pull the permit to go camping out there you will have LTE coverage while there, but does that really count? Because of their frequency, Verizon will have to add another 20 towers to give the little town of 60,000 full LTE coverage.(60,000 spread out...not 60,000 like 2 buildings in Los Angeles) Maybe that's why they jacked their rates up.

Parts of Nassau County and Most of Suffolk County need LTE before places like Orange County and Ithica.

Exactly. there are more people on long island than in all the other areas in ny combined (except for nyc). They are just trying to boost the number of markets they can say they cover, they really have no concern about getting lte to the majority of people.

Come on. Can't South Jersey get LTE. With all the visitors, beach goers, casinos, etc..., can't we get something.

How is the most densely populated state (New Jersey) not on the list at all? North Jersey gets some bleed over from NYC and people near Philly get LTE also but its definitely time for LTE to launch across our tiny little state that houses more people per square mile than any other state! PS. Red Bank NJ sounds like a good place to start. ;)

Red bank, its a busy area down there.. I used to live in Bergen Co, so I would have 4G right now. But moved to SC 2years ago, now Im shafted =(

I have been waiting for Poughkeepsie, NY. Dutchess County, which I would think would get it before Orange Co.
Weird.