Verizon LTE map

Verizon's trickling out press releases all day, so we're updating as we get them.

Verizon this morning dropped a few more details on the markets that are scheduled to see the LTE switch flipped on Thursday. (We say "scheduled," because it definitely looks like some of you are seeing those sweet, sweet 4G speeds.) Following are the communities that will see new coverage:

Raleigh-Durham, N.C.: Apex, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Durham, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Gorman, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rolesville, Smithfield, Wake Forest, and Wendell.

Charleston, S.C.: Charleston, Folly Beach, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Hickory Hill Plantation, Isle of Palms, Kiawah Island, Ladson, Lincolnville, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Riverland Terrace, Seabrook Island, Sullivan's Island, Summerville, and Wildwood.

Knoxville, Tenn.: Athens, Etowah, Greenway, Jefferson City, Knoxville, Lenoir City, Louden, Marbledale, Maryville, Morristown, Niota, Oak Ridge, Oakland, Pigeon Forge, Pleasant View, Powell, Rockford, Sevierville, Sweetwater, Talbot, and White Pine. 

Augusta, Ga.: Augusta, North Augusta and Aiken. Coverage includes the I-20 corridor, Aiken Mall, Augusta Mall, Augusta National Golf Club, Fort Gordon, Augusta Regional Airport, Medical College of Georgia and the E-Z-Go manufacturing plant.

Maui, Hawaii: Kaanapali, Kahului, Kihei, Lahaina, Napili, Wailea, Wailuku.

The Big Island, Hawaii: Hilo, Keaau, Mountain View, Pahoa

Oahu, Hawaii: Aiea, Ewa Beach, Haleiwa, Hawaii Kai, Honolulu, Kailua, Kaneohe, Kapolei, Mililani, Pearl City, Waialua, Waikiki, Waipahu, Waipio

Toledo, Ohio: Toledo, within the Interstate 75/475 beltway north to the Michian state line; Bowling Green; Oregon; Waterville

Verizon did manage to slip a bunch of cities into one press release. Here's the list of markets going live this week.

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, Ariz.; Los Angeles and San Diego, Calif.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Northern New Jersey;  Dallas-Ft. Worth and San Antonio, Texas; and Seattle, Wash.

To take advantage of Verizon's 4G speeds, you'll need either an HTC ThunderBolt, Samsung Droid Charge or LG Revolution Android smartphone.

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Verizon breaks down who's getting LTE where this week


Funny you say that, I was just in Naples for a week through yesterday.....Naples needs some 3G help first. Speeds and connection were pretty dismal compared to what I'm used to IMO.

Need it in Fort Myers,FL also. Looks like its getting close though Sarasota and Lakeland announced so hopefully we will be soon.

I'm really not sure why I haven't seen Albany, NY, listed anywhere yet. We've had it for a few weeks now. Odd thing is, it's not consistent. Some days it's there, some it's not. Perhaps they're testing the market now or is this sporadic thing the way it normally works?

Over the weekend my phone kept drifting from 3G to 1x here in Raleigh even though my signal strength was maxed out. Then, this morning, I looked and saw that gorgeous "4G LTE" icon in my notifications bar. And, dang it, it's fast.

Pheatton, I have given up on seeing LTE in VaBch :-( I dont even like looking at stories like this..Southeast VA is always blank lol

Seriously, this is getting ridiculous. WV getting a 4G area before we do really? Verizon barely has 3G coverage there still in most of the state, yet they're bringing 4G to part of it? Granted it's the state capital, but still, that's only 300K people in the metro area supposedly. Hampton Roads, VA has nearly 6 times that many people in the metro area. I am eligible for a full discount on my upgrade this week and I'd like to do so by the end of the year, but at this rate we will be lucky to see 4G by next year and I'm not "upgrading" to another 3G only phone, since 4G will be here eventually, well in theory anyways.

They're doing a solid job of announcing new 4G markets being lit up. How about they do a comparable job of having a place where people can go to check the status of their 3G network?

Cell phone upgrades in VA has strangely always been lacking. I'm not sure if anyone remembers this but I moved to NC from Jersey in the late 90's and when you drove past the NC border heading north into VA you lost service completely on newer phones because they still only had analog in the state until you got to DC. It took until the early part of the 2000's for me to notice a signal on a digital network anywhere along I-95 there. Hopefully you're not on the bottom of the list this time.

Typical...Phoenix gets their coverage expanded; Tucson, with a metro area of nearly 1 million people....nothing.

Frederick, MD isn't on the list and there's been 4G on and off for weeks now! Usually late weekday mornings it'll be there, speedtest confirms. Then gone. I assume testing but maaaaaaaaan just leave it on 24/7 and stop teasing Verizon!

It's up and running in and around Knoxville as of 6am this morning when I woke up. I've heard from some of my coworkers that it's working in a few other cities close by.

Where the hell is Little Rock's 4G goodness? It was on the 1st half of this year's list...and still not announced???

If Buffalo, NY ever gets it it will be one of the last. Doesn't make sense because were surrounded by it. I heard because were too class too Canada and it interferes with something of theirs. Even the 3g is off and on constantly. Just another reason Buffalo blows.....just like the Bills.

Here's a tip, sports fans. Go to Verizon's site and zoom in on your area to get a more accurate picture of which areas will actually get signal. Unfortunately in my case it's a tantalizing 6 blocks away. Only once in a blue moon would I actually get 4G at my house and just for a little bit. I'm on the fringe of one of the dots on that map and early static maps had my area painted solid red. Not so.

Charleston, SC - 4G turned on a little after midnight last night. I've been addicted to my phone all day. It's so much faster. I'm impressed. I was afraid they were just testing it last night and I would lose it this morning but instead I received an email from Verizon letting me know it was live in my area. Happy Monday!

Still no 4G love in Omaha. VZB, you can send all the upgrade reminders you want. I will continue to tell all my friends and coworkers to hold off till you upgrade to 4G first.