Verizon 4G LTE

Verizon announced today that they will be flipping the 4G LTE switch tomorrow, July 19, that will bring the high-speed service to 33 new markets. They also announced the expansion of 32 markets , which will also happen July 19. 

The new markets to receive 4G LTE are:

  • El Dorado/Magnolia, Arkansas
  • Russellville, Arkansas
  • New London County, Connecticut
  • Fort Pierce/Vero Beach, Florida
  • Melbourne/Titusville, Florida
  • Columbus, Georgia
  • Rome, Georgia
  • Burley, Idaho
  • Mattoon, Illinois
  • Anderson, Indiana
  • Muncie, Indiana
  • Manhattan/Junction City, Kansas
  • McPherson, Kansas
  • Lafayette/New Iberia, Louisiana
  • St. Joseph, Missouri
  • Bozeman/Livingston, Montana
  • Kalispell, Montana
  • Missoulua, Montana
  • Goldsboro/Kinston, North Carolina
  • Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
  • Rocky Mount/Wilson, North Carolina
  • Zanesville, Ohio
  • Meadville, Pennsylvania
  • Punxsutawney/DuBois/Clearfield, Pennsylvania
  • Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Sherman/Denison, Texas
  • Cedar City, Utah
  • Logan, Utah
  • Rutland/Bennington, Vermont
  • Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Winchester, Virginia
  • Bellingham, Washington
  • Beckley, West Virginia

The markets that will see expansion are:

  • Mobile, Alabama
  • Los Angeles, California
  • San Diego, California
  • San Francisco, California
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Miami, Florida
  • Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida
  • Hilo, Hawaii
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Kahului/Wailuku/Maui County, Hawaii
  • Blackfoot/Idaho Falls/Rexburg, Idaho
  • Peoria, Illinois
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Wichita, Kansas
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Springfield, Missouri
  • Akron, Ohio
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • Allentown/Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Columbia, South Carolina
  • Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Provo/Orem, Utah
  • Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Seattle, Washington

It's great to see such extensive lists on Verizon's expansion plan. If you live in one of these areas and you're on Verizon, be on the lookout for faster speeds starting tomorrow, July 19.

Source: Verizon


Reader comments

Verizon bringing 4G LTE to 33 more markets tomorrow


West Los Angeles, closer to Ventura county, has been lighting up the last few weeks. Been pulling 50-60 down in certain locations.

Great news! Should be visiting Oxnard very soon! 33 new cities and 32 expantions?! Gladly pay $40-60 more a month over any carrier out there for this network.

Can only hope they light up Oxnard &'s the only reason why I'm still holding on to my Fascinate; there's no LTE why upgrade?

Yea, finally! I work in Westlake Village and noticed it come alive a few weeks ago. My data usage went from around 1 GB to 3 GB this month and I doubt 4G has been lit up the whole billing cycle. I can really use the phone now.
I am actually appreciating the huge battery in the Maxx now more then ever.

I hope by Scranton getting expansion they mean further up north near where I live.. It almost reached where I work, but it'll be cool if I can use it at home from time to time, its a tad faster than my wifi.

I think it's funny that I live in a small town of Staunton, VA with population of about 20,000 and I've had LTE for a few months and people in bigger cities have yet to get LTE.

I was in Reading Pa the other day and they don't have it. But in Lebanon Pa we do and have since December. Reading with a pop of 85k compared to 20k and 25 miles difference.

Nice to see my hometown getting LTE!!! We never really got wimax with Sprint (couple of areas popped up, but they were like the size of a street corner).

woot! an expansion for Cleveland. Now my Gnex will be crazy fast. Maybe this is finally a sign to unlock and root the jelly bean rom.

They've had Salt Lake City/Ogden on their expansion list like 6 times now, and I never see faster speeds. Maybe putting it in Logan will bridge the gap between Logan and Ogden and increase speeds a bit.

Last week I briefly caught 4gLTE here in Stroudsburg,PA.Didn't know if they were installing new towers here in the Poconos, or if they were juicing up the Lehigh Valley. Never thought it might be coming from Scranton, rather than Allentown/Bethlehem

Im in miami fl. And when i got home from work around 1pm my gnex barely had a bar of 3g ( which is normal) but at around 6pm TODAY...i oficially have 3 bars of 4G LTE!!!!!

Hopefully LTE improves in Los Angeles at home i get 3-4 bars at my girlfriends (1/2 block away) i get 0-1 bars or no data connection at all always pisses me off!!

It does but you also can use the more then ever. In my Maxx, I got home after around 9 hrs and would have atleast 70% battery left. Now before 8 hrs, its down to around 55% but that is also in a building with bad reception that goes from 4G to 3G often and the rumored battery improvement & reception update has not been pushed yet.

The bars are you voice signal, not your data signal.

Also, interesting that they are lighting up the "space coast" as NASA and their contractors are winding down. I used to get there about once a year, but the relative that was down there has moved away (coincidence, nothing to do with the space programs).

Grrr. Sprint is officially on notice now. Seeing as no one had 4G service in Melbourne I couldn't grumble too much, but now Sprint is going to have to cut my bill or something to make up for their slow ass 3G service.

I got my Galaxy S 3 almost a week ago and Beckley, WV had 4G LTE back then. I even found a tweet from back in June from someone stating we had 4G LTE.

So if Verizon isn't flipping the swich till tomorrow how did Beckley, WV have 4G LTE for like a month or more? Were we in testing mode or something?

Short answer: Yes.

Long answer:
Verizon usually seems to fire up LTE in new markets anywhere from 7 - 30 days before the "official" date. Or, they may have a subset of the towers on early, things like that. 4G requires new hardware and antennas, from what I have been told by a VZW engineer. So the systems once in place undoubtedly need testing, and maybe burn-in time. Plus, I would guess their system performance folks need time to check on things.

Saw the 4G being on in Orangeburg, SC this morning... it spanned 20 miles from the city.

Ironic.Sprint lit up their LTE in Rome,Georgia on the 15th and VZW have their's now.And I thought for sure that Miami/FT.Lauderdale been had LTE?!!

Well either way,I have Sprint and couldn't be happier and IS getting the GS III(WHT) definitely if ICS ISN'T DELIVERED TO MY E4GT.

A few Ventura County California areas received 4G about 2 weeks ago. No announcement, no fanfare. Not too widespread yet. (Only get it upstairs in my house. Downstairs is still 3G!)

Hell, I just wish they would fix the current 4G LTE deployed. I am sick of the disconnected calls and data. Fix your known 6 month + issue already V.

So the bumblef*^k places of America are getting 4G but in a highly populated and high income part of central New Jersey I still have crap service at my house and zero 4G.

Look America, someone from New Jersey calling other parts of the country names. Talk about irony.

I NEVER think of New Jersey as an important, or highly populated area. They never even cross my mind. Just cause you're from somewhere, doesn't mean everyone thinks of your town all day.

It's pretty much everywhere I go in Minnesota ( accept my basement lol) which is why i switched from Sprint. Thank big V. Congrats everyone who gets it tomorrow...

I think Lancaster/Palmdale CA will be included in the LA expansion. They were testing it in Lancaster the first week in July. I can't wait any longer! Have a HTC Rezound since November and no LTE love from Verizon for Antelope Valley.

Lets Hope so. I been getting 4G here and there for about a month around 10th st w and ave L. It stopped about a week ago though :( im done with 3G and really want 4G here NOW!!!

I had 4G in Cedar City for about a week or two now. Only reason i'm tempted not to cancel with Verizon now.

Glad to see my hometown Zanesville is getting 4GLTE. When I go home to visit I can still be in 4G. Columbus expanding, too, will also be great.

I live in Cedar City and we've had 4G up and running for a little over a week now. Guess we got lucky and got an early start! Loving those blazing fast speeds!

Yup, getting 4g on Main Street in Stroudsburg, PA. A couple of miles out of town in my home, just 3g.

Bellingham, WA has been up for about a week now. Was very happy to see the status light on my MiFi hotspot turn green!

Still bouncing between 3g and 4g on the outskirts of Columbus, OH. Was hoping maybe they put a tower right next to my office, lol. Maybe next time. 4G has amazing speed but I spend so much time on the edge, where it's pretty ho-hum. I have gotten speedtest results of over 30Mbit/s on multiple occasions, but always in high-density areas and always off-peak times. Verizon definitely has a saturation issue in this area.