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Following up on a significant LTE expansion last week, Verizon has announced plans to expand in a whole bunch of markets this week. The switch will be flipped on in many of them on September 20, just in time for the iPhone 5 launch, though Android users will see plenty of benefit from the expansion too. Here's the list.

  • Jefferson City, Missouri (now live)
  • Kansas City, Missouri (planned expansion)
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (planned expansion)
  • The Hays, Kansas (planned expansion)
  • Rolla, Missouri (planned launch)
  • Lawrence, Kansas (planned launch)
  • Bremerton, Washington (planned launch)
  • Silverdale, Washington (planned launch)
  • Emporia, Kansas (planned launch)
  • Coffeyville, Kansas (planned launch)
  • Buffalo, New York (expansion live)
  • Tallahassee, Florida (planned launch)
  • Fort Myers, Florida (planned launch)
  • Tampa Bay, Florida (planned launch)

Anyone in these markets hooting and hollaring for the upcoming LTE coverage? How is it comparing to, say, AT&T? You can get a closer look at Verizon's LTE coverage over here

Source: Verizon


Reader comments

Verizon LTE turned on in Jefferson City, set to expand elsewhere


I live in st.louis MO, st.lois is almost 1000sq. miles,including st.louis counties, 2 million+ people and only 7-4g towers. That's ridiculous. I avg 12 down and 5 up almost everywhere. My wifi is faster uploading than vzw lte. And now 4g won't allow me to upload with GDrive anymore, all my other data apps browsers work, i can download from drive but i cant upload anymore and it cuts off connection when I do.

I wonder why Tampa, FL is listed as "planned launch" rather than "planned expansion". We were one of the first cities to have LTE activated.

Well thats wonderful. . . the one carrier with shitty service in my area and they are the only one with LTE up and running. GET IT TOGETHER AT&T!

"The switch will be flipped on in many of them on September 20, just in time for the iPhone 5 launch,"

I think you meant to say "the 4g-pocalypse". 4G service is about to get shitty for *everyone* when 20 million iPhone users uploading 20 million instagram photos an hour all start to pile on the networks. Verizon might fare OK, but AT&T users can expect to see a repeat of the 3g-pocalypse that crippled their network for months/years. Sprint? Go ahead and start loathing the existence of the "4g" icon on your phone's status bar now. You are about to hate your life.

Gezzz, will they ever consider Southern Oregon. We have 250,000 people here with NO 4G. Wow every Verizon rep says anytime now...well I've been hearing that for more than a year. Maybe Big Red considers us Okeee's.