Verizon announced today that it will be bringing their 4G LTE service to Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota on Sept. 15.
This news comes days after Verizon announced their LTE deployment to 15 new cities. Consumers throughout the mid-west should be excited as they will soon be able to experience the lightning fast speeds seen on Verizon's 4G network.
[Update: We originally wrote that the LTE network would only be rolling out to Moorehead and Fargo, but Verizon announced a considerable amount of more places that will get it.]
Here is a list of places that will be receiving LTE on Sept. 15th:
- Iowa City, Iowa
- Fargo, North Dakota
- Moorhead, Minnesota
- Lima, Ohio
- Canton, Ohio
- Akron-Canton Airport, Ohio
- Bloomington/Normal, Illinois
- Champaign/Urbana, Illinois
- Springfield, Illinois
- The Quad Cities, Iowa/Illinois
- Mansfield, Ohio
- Rockford, Illinois
- San Luis Obispo County, California
- Santa Barbara County, California
- Reno, Nevada
- Shreveport, Louisiana
- Austin, Texas
- Wichita Falls, Texas
- El Paso, Texas
- Las Cruces, New Mexico
These are the areas receiving expanded coverage of their current LTE network on Sept. 15th:
- Campbelltown, Pennsylvania
- Cleveland, Ohio
- San Francisco Bay Area, California
Current Android devices that can take advantage of the speeds are: Samsung Droid Charge, LG Revolution and HTC Thunderbolt. Though who knows, by the 15th, we may have the much anticipated Motorola Droid Bionic hitting shelves, which will provide another attractive option. Full press release for Fargo and Moorhead after the break. The remainder can be found at the source link.
FARGO, ND — Seamus Hyland, Verizon Wireless president of the Great Plains Region, today announced that the company is launching the world’s first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Fargo, N.D. and Moorhead, Minn. on Sept. 15. Already, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network is available in 117 cities across the United States, covering more than 160 million Americans or half the U.S. population. With the new market launch, residents in the greater Fargo/Moorhead area with 4G LTE devices will be able to take advantage of speeds up to 10 times faster than the company’s 3G network. Verizon 4G LTE smartphones are twice as fast as any AT&T smartphone.
“The incredible speed of the 4G LTE network is something that the Fargo/Moorhead residents and businesses need to experience to see how the latest technology will change how we work and play,” said Seamus Hyland, president–Great Plains Region, Verizon Wireless.
Residents of the Fargo/Moorhead area can choose from an array of devices on Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network including:
Smartphones: Revolution™ by LG, DROID Charge by Samsung and ThunderBolt™ by HTC
Tablets: Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 with 4G LTE
Notebooks and Netbooks: HP® Pavilion dm1-3010nr Entertainment PC and Compaq™ Mini CQ10-688nr with built-in 4G LTE
Hotspots: Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi™ 4510L and Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH-LC11
Modems: Verizon Wireless 4G LTE USB Modem 551L and Pantech UML290 USB Modem
Details on all of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE devices can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE.
In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 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. Verizon Wireless introduced its 4G LTE network on Dec. 5, 2010, covering more than 110 million Americans, and in just eight months expanded to cover more than half the U.S. population. The company plans to continue rapidly expanding its 4G LTE network and is on course to cover more than 185 million Americans by the end of 2011 and its entire 3G coverage area by the end of 2013.
As the first wireless company in the world to broadly deploy a large-scale 4G LTE network, Verizon Wireless is committed to building its 4G LTE network with the same performance and reliability for which it has long been recognized, and in less than eight months since launch, has won numerous technology and consumer choice awards. 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.
Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network. Coverage maps will be available at launch Sept. 15 for the Fargo/Moorhead area.
About Verizon Wireless
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