Verizon LTE

Verizon announced today that it will be turning on its LTE coverage in a slew of cities this Thursday, May 19. Customers in the following cities will soon be cruising in the fast lane:

  • Mobile, Ala.
  • Montgomery, Ala.
  • Pensacola, Fla.
  • Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Fayetteville-Lumberton, N.C.

In addition, Verizon will be expanding its LTE network to cover a larger area in the following markets:

  • Denver, Colo.
  • Philadelphia, Pa.

What's it mean for you? If you're rocking an HTC ThunderBolt or Droid Charge, you'll now be able to take full advantage of LTE. For more details on just how wide your city’s LTE coverage will soon be, hit the source link for the full press releases.
 

Source: Verizon Wireless

Update: Chicagoland's getting a big boost, too. Full list of communities is after the break.

Cities and towns in the greater Chicago area and northwest Indiana in the expanded coverage area include:

  • Algonquin, Ill.
  • Aurora, Ill.
  • Bartlett, Ill.
  • Batavia, Ill.
  • Beecher, Ill.
  • Beverly Shores, Ind.
  • Bristol, Ill.
  • Cedar Lake, Ind.
  • Chesterton, Ind.
  • Chicago Heights, Ill.
  • Country Club Hills, Ill.
  • Crest Hill, Ill.
  • Crete, Ill.
  • Crown Point, Ind.
  • Crystal Lake, Ill.
  • Dundee, Ill.
  • Dyer, Ind.
  • East Chicago, Ind.
  • Elgin, Ill.
  • Elwood, Ill.
  • Flossmoor, Ill.
  • Fox Lake, Ill.
  • Frankfort, Ill.
  • Gary, Ind.
  • Geneva, Ill.
  • Gilberts, Ill.
  • Glenwood, Ill.
  • Griffith, Ind.
  • Hammond, Ind.
  • Highland, Ind.
  • Hobart, Ind.
  • Hoffman Estates, Ill.
  • Huntley, Ill.
  • Ingleside, Ill.
  • Island Lake, Ill.
  • Joliet, Ill.
  • Lake in the Hills, Ill.
  • Lake Station, Ind.
  • Lockport, Ill.
  • Manhattan, Ill.
  • Matteson, Ill.
  • McHenry, Ill.
  • Merrillville, Ind.
  • Mokena, Ill.
  • Monee, Ill.
  • Montgomery, Ill.
  • Mooseheart, Ill.
  • New Lenox, Ill.
  • North Aurora, Ill.
  • Olympia Fields, Ill.
  • Oswego, Ill.
  • Park Forest, Ill.
  • Peotone, Ill.
  • Plainfield, Ill.
  • Plato Center, Ill.
  • Portage, Ind.
  • Richton Park, Ill.
  • Ringwood, Ill.
  • Romeoville, Ill.
  • Saint Charles, Ill.
  • Saint John, Ind.
  • Schererville, Ind.
  • Shorewood, Ill.
  • South Elgin, Ill.
  • Steger, Ill.
  • Streamwood, Ill.
  • Sugar Grove, Ill.
  • Union, Ill.
  • University Park, Ill.
  • Wayne, Ill.
  • West Chicago, Ill.
  • Wheeler, Ind.
  • Wonder Lake, Ill.