Verizon Wireless Brings 4G Lte to More Than 145 Markets by the End Of 2011

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  1. danDroid

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    Today, Verizon Wireless unveiled an additional 59 markets that will benefit from the world’s first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network by the end of this year. These newly named areas, added to the 39 initial markets launched in December 2010 and 49 markets announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, mean that consumers and businesses in at least 147 U.S. cities will have access to the fastest, most advanced 4G mobile network in America.

    David Small, chief technical officer for Verizon Wireless, said, “Aggressively expanding this powerful network beyond major metro areas reflects the reality that the 4G LTE ecosystem is growing quickly. Our commitment to reach deep into medium-sized cities and smaller communities by the end of 2011 means the power of 4G LTE can be harnessed and provide advanced services to law enforcement, healthcare workers, educators, and other professionals, as well as to individual consumers, sooner than many thought possible. So whether you spend time in New York and San Francisco, or Harrisburg, Penn., Saginaw/Bay City, Mich., Huntsville, Ala. and Las Cruces, New Mexico, you can connect to the most advanced 4G network in the country.”

    (EDITORS NOTE: A list of new 4G LTE markets launching in 2011 follows this news release.)

    The HTC ThunderBolt™, launched Thursday, March 17, is the first in a suite of consumer-oriented smartphones, tablets, hotspots and notebooks that will run on Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network by the middle of this year. The new consumer devices join two USB modems from Pantech and LG which have been providing laptop users with speeds up to 10 times faster than the company’s 3G network. In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, 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 is building its 4G LTE network with the same commitment to performance and reliability for which it has long been recognized. 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, including a contiguous, nationwide network license.

    Verizon Wireless is also working with rural communications companies to collaboratively build and operate a 4G network in those areas using the tower and backhaul assets of the rural company and Verizon Wireless’ core 4G LTE equipment and premium 700 MHz spectrum. Already, six rural companies have signed on to leverage Verizon Wireless’ scale for infrastructure while keeping their customers on the cutting edge of technology.

    Since 2007, when Verizon Wireless jump-started the global 4G LTE ecosystem with its selection of LTE for its 4G technology, the company has developed deep partnerships to spearhead a broad LTE ecosystem, including the LTE Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass., and an LTE Applications Center, slated to open in San Francisco this fall.

    Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network already reaches 110 million people, more than one-third of all Americans, and is available today in the following metropolitan areas:

    · Phoenix, Ariz.
    · Los Angeles, Calif.
    · Oakland, Calif.
    · San Diego, Calif.
    · San Francisco, Calif.
    · San Jose, Calif.
    · Denver, Colo.
    · Washington, D.C.
    · Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
    · Jacksonville, Fla.
    · Miami, Fla.
    · Orlando, Fla.
    · Tampa, Fla.
    · West Palm Beach, Fla.
    · Athens, Ga.
    · Atlanta, Ga.
    · Chicago, Ill.
    · West Lafayette, Ind.
    · New Orleans, La.
    · Baltimore, Md.
    · Boston, Mass.
    · Detroit, Mich.
    · Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
    · St. Louis, Mo.
    · Las Vegas, Nev.
    · New York, N.Y.
    · Rochester, N.Y.
    · Charlotte, N.C.
    · Akron, Ohio
    · Cincinnati, Ohio
    · Cleveland, Ohio
    · Columbus, Ohio
    · Oklahoma City, Okla.
    · Philadelphia, Pa.
    · Pittsburgh, Pa.
    · Nashville, Tenn.
    · Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
    · Houston, Texas
    · San Antonio, Texas
    · Seattle/Tacoma, Wash.


    Additional areas to be covered by Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network in 2011 include:

    · Decatur, Ala.
    · Huntsville, Ala.*
    · Mobile, Ala.*
    · Montgomery, Ala.*
    · Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.
    · Fort Smith, Ark.
    · Little Rock, Ark.*
    · Tucson, Ariz.
    · Bakersfield, Calif.
    · Fresno, Calif.
    · Modesto, Calif.
    · Sacramento, Calif.
    · Salinas-Monterey, Calif.
    · San Luis Obispo, Calif.
    · Santa Barbara, Calif.
    · Stockton, Calif.
    · Colorado Springs, Colo.*
    · Fort Collins, Colo.
    · Fairfield, Conn.
    · Hartford, Conn.
    · New Haven, Conn.
    · Daytona Beach, Fla.
    · Fort Myers, Fla.
    · Gainesville, Fla.*
    · Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.*
    · Pensacola, Fla.*
    · Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.*
    · Tallahassee, Fla.*
    · Augusta, Ga.*
    · Hilo, Hawaii
    · Honolulu, Hawaii*
    · Kahului-Wailuku, Hawaii*
    · Lahaina, Hawaii*
    · Davenport, Iowa
    · Iowa City, Iowa
    · Boise-Nampa, Idaho*
    · Bloomington/Normal, Ill.
    · Carbondale, Ill.*
    · Champaign, Ill.
    · Rockford, Ill.
    · Springfield, Ill.
    · Fort Wayne, Ind.
    · Indianapolis, Ind.
    · Lafayette, Ind.
    · Wichita, Kan.*
    · Louisville, Ky.
    · Baton Rouge, La.*
    · Hammond, La.*
    · Springfield, Mass.
    · Worcester, Mass.
    · Hagerstown, Md.
    · Flint, Mich.*
    · Grand Rapids, Mich.
    · Lansing, Mich.
    · Saginaw-Bay City, Mich.
    · Starkville, Miss.
    · Asheville-Henderson, N.C.
    · Fayetteville-Lumberton, N.C.*
    · Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point, N.C.*
    · Raleigh-Durham, N.C.*
    · Wilmington, N.C.*
    · Fargo, N.D.
    · Omaha, Neb.
    · Albuquerque, N.M.
    · Las Cruces, N.M.
    · Santa Fe, N.M.
    · Reno, Nev.
    · Albany, N.Y.
    · Ithaca, N.Y.
    · Syracuse, N.Y.
    · Dayton-Springfield, Ohio*
    · Lima, Ohio
    · Toledo, Ohio
    · Tulsa, Okla.*
    · Portland, Ore.
    · Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pa.
    · Erie, Pa.*
    · Harrisburg, Pa.
    · Johnstown, Pa.
    · Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pa.
    · State College, Pa.*
    · Charleston, S.C.*
    · Columbia, S.C.*
    · Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.*
    · Hilton Head, S.C.*
    · Sioux Falls, S.D.*
    · Chattanooga, Tenn.*
    · Clarksville, Tenn.*
    · Cleveland, Tenn.*
    · Dyersburg-Union City, Tenn.
    · Jackson, Tenn.
    · Kingsport-Johnson City, Tenn.-Bristol, Va.*
    · Knoxville, Tenn.*
    · Memphis, Tenn.*
    · Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas*
    · Bryan-College Station, Texas*
    · El Paso, Texas
    · Temple-Killeen, Texas
    · Provo-Orem, Utah*
    · Salt Lake City-Ogden, Utah*
    · Olympia, Wash.*
    · Centralia, Wash.*
    · Spokane, Wash.
    · Charleston, W.Va.*
    · Madison, Wis.*
    · Milwaukee, Wis.*

    * Indicates a metro area previously announced in 2011

    Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit iPhone, Cell Phones, Smartphones, Refurb/CPO Phones with the Best Cell Phone Service - Verizon Wireless. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
     
  2. spillner

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    Wow, glad to see Ithica, NY (pop: 30,000) gets 4g before Buffalo, NY (pop: 270,000) way to go Verizon
     
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    I'm surprised they got me covered down here in Las Cruces NM, impressive list.
     
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    Awesome, I'm slated to be covered in 2011. Does anyone know or are there any indications when the additional areas to be covered in 2011 will start to roll out?
     
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    Before Binghamton too. It's called Cornell University - population 21,000 + 100,000 for Ithaca metro area.
     
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    No Va love? wtf mate?
     
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    That still doesn't come close to the city of Buffalo. The metro area alone is close to 1.2 million. Yet Rochester, Syracuse, Ithica and Albany get 4g first? NYC is the only city with a higher metro population than Buffalo in the state.

    Sorry for my rant but I'm really disappointed.
     
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    It's probably easier to build out smaller areas first. Plus, areas closer to already covered areas will get coverage first as they expand it.

    But Buffalo is an NFL city, it should already be covered, no?
     
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    I saw this earlier this morning on Gizmodo.

    I'm stoked that Fargo is getting it, I'm actually shocled.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. I live in Richmond, 1 million people metro total area... nothing... ???
     
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    Im glad albeit surprised to see some love for Johnstown Pa. A small town by all means but with enough government contracts to get it over larger towns. Either way this.opens my eyes to more possibilities. Looks like.im getting the Bionic afterall.

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    It's like they skipped this whole state on purpose. Really sucks. I live an hour away from Richmond and would be willing to visit more often if there was LTE there. Not even Virginia Beach. Major tourist place and nada...
     
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    I understand what you're saying. One would think that Buffalo would get it before Ithaca, but I think that it all centers around Cornell. I think it is the prestige of Cornell that is the reason. Of course, Buffalo is a NFL city. I could say something about the team, but I will refrain. :):icon_evil: Go Steelers.
     
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    Im about 40 miles east of Syracuse in Utica, NY...

    What are the chances that the Syracuse bands will reach me??
     
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