Verizon Wireless LTE goes live in 22 new cities today, more to come on November 17

In case you've already forgotten Verizon's announcement last month on the next batch of markets to receive LTE, the following areas are official live beginning today:

  • Fort Myers, FL (LTE currently is available in the airport)
  • Buffalo/Niagara, NY
  • Sioux City, IA
  • Terre Haute, IN
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Birmingham, AL (The footprint will also extend out I-65 North to Cullman, I-59 North to Springville, I-20 East to Moody, Highway 280 East to Harpersville, I-65 South to Calera, I-59 West to Bessemer and Highway 78 West to Jasper.)
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Evansville, IN
  • Bloomington, Bedford and Mitchcell, IN
  • South Bend, Mishawaka, Granger, Elkhart, and Goshen, IN
  • Green Bay, WI
  • Modesto, CA
  • Stockton, CA
  • Hagerstown and Western Maryland
  • Expansion in Los Angeles and San Diego

Verizon also announced today that they will light up the following markets on Thursday, November 17:

  • Little Rock, AR 
  • Savannah, GA
  • Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, IA
  • Lexington, KY
  • Kansas City and Springfield, MO
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Orange County, NY
  • Greater Providence, RI
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Appleton, WI
  • Expansions in Louisville, KY, Grand Rapids, MI, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Pittsburgh, PA, and Nashville, TN

That LTE-powered Galaxy Nexus just got a heck of a lot more attractive for you guys, didn't it?

Source: Verizon Wireless

Anndrew Vacca
  • You hear this Sprint? AAAAUUUUUGGGGHHHHH!!! (Thanks for the vent).
  • I feel your pain. By the time Sprint launches their first LTE site, Verizon will have about 80% of the US population covered with their LTE. So much for being first at the gate...
  • Yes the Galaxy Nexus just got more attractive now Verizon needs to tell us when and how much!!!
  • The map you guys posted doesn't include the new markets lit up in VA, (which weren't even announced when they were turned on OCT 1st) Richmond, Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton Roads, VA Beach.
  • Still no Myrtle Beach love :/
  • Yep the razr just got some more loving.down with nexus
  • (Shakes first) Sprrrriiiiiinnnttttttttttt!!!
  • Totally read that in Shatner's voice.
  • There is no other way to read it!!!
  • Yeah, 4g is like in Hampton we speak.
  • I live in one of the cities that went live today...just in time for the Galaxy Nexus!
  • Yes San Diego expansion
  • These desolate areas in NY are getting lit up and Long Island is not. What the fuck, is going on.
  • Wow, Hagerstown, MD is an interesting case: they have "extended 1X service" and 4G LTE. No 3G EvDO.
  • Interesting indeed. I just moved to Hagerstown. No 3G service in Washington County. Verizon does not have broadcast rights in the county (or many parts of WV). I'm in extended network up here, roaming off of US Cellular, and I guess all they have is 1X. But, I had heard Verizon was partnering with local carriers to provide 4G service in rural areas. Looks like they must have found someone to use up here. Good for me because I can finally get good data speeds.. as soon as I upgrade to a 4G phone. :-)
  • Yeah, we moved to H'town in '02 and have been told repeatedly it's going to be a native Verizon area any day now - for 9 years. There is light at the end of the tunnel, though. I'm on the Historic District Commission and they've been submitting applications for towers before us for the past year and a half. I understand the build-out is well underway and should be completed soon. I definitely feel your pain, though. I drove to PA this morning to *228, hoping to see the 3G at the top of my Droid X, but no joy.
  • Buffalo far from desolate fuck boy!
  • Buffalo is in the sticks. Country boy.
  • They may not be cheap, but they sure know how to roll out some network. Loving this. Bring on the Galaxy Nexus and all things LTE. All the LTE rollouts are belong to us!
  • With the simple flip of an LTE switch, I've gone from being insanely happy with my 15 month old Droid X and not caring about LTE to suddenly being interested.
  • Sprint is still better
  • From reading the T-bolt forms, Birmingham has been live for a while already. At least a week, I think. My wife and I took a trip up to Gatlinburg at the beginning of October, and it was almost surreal driving through the countryside and having LTE. And I'm not talking about the Interstate, either. I mean state highways and county roads out in the boonies. But here's something I don't get. We had LTE from around Louden through Lenore City and Maryville all the way into Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, but Gatlinburg itself is still 3G. Why? The town is very small, so why did they stop at Pigeon Forge when they could have lit up a few more sites and covered Gatlinburg? Is that area served by different backhaul providers that may be holding things up? Is the buildout still a work in progress? Perhaps, since I noticed some times when 4G data would stall out on my Bolt, and it would take a minute or two for it to start working again. I noticed this while going through Chattanooga as well.
  • Once again new locations roll out as I check the two lists, no central jersey, areas still missing. I live in Marboro, NJ a town where the popuation is half of what Appleton,Wi is.Monmouth county is one 665sq. miles and has a pop. of 630,380, is of the richest areas and yet verizon keeps missing our switch. Hey verizon the switch is on the terminal next to the generate the bill switch. SHOW SOME LOVE FOR CENTRAL JERSEY AREAS.
  • I thought the last info from VZW was Richmond VA was supposed to get it today... I mean its already on in the RVA but still...
  • LOL you win!
  • Fort Myers, FL (LTE currently is available in the airport) ???? They count that as a city? They only turned on the tower at the airport!
  • Fort Myers, FL (LTE currently is available in the airport) ???? They count that as a city? They only turned on the tower at the airport!
  • Where's the love for New Jersey?!?!
  • I hope they are putting as much work into battery efficiency on the 4g phones as they are for building new towers. 3g for 7 hours is better than lte for 4 hours.
  • Confirmed.. I have it.. Droid Charge Primed & Blazing @ 1,300 mhz on LTE 4G..