- Oct 6, 2011
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Verizon has just officially started the roll out of LTE Advanced nationwide. According to Verizon the new tech means you will experience up to 50% faster peak speeds on wireless data. The roll out will cover more than 288 million customers, and will reach 461 cities. This update brings faster overall speeds with no extra cost to consumers. On the surface it just seems like a buffer to hold us over until 5G arrives, but this is actually pretty incredible stuff!
Verizon customers normally see speeds between 5 and 12Mbps. The new technology uses carrier aggregation which means it combines two or three bandwidth channels into one channel for increased speeds. Verizon has seen speeds on Advanced LTE as high as 225Mbps on two channels and 300Mbps on three channels. Those speeds are not to be expected as they are more of a lab test scenario, but this upgrade will make Verizon the fastest 4G LTE network in America! While the upgrade has rolled out to 461 cities my city is not on the map. Hopefully they will continue to add cities in stages. Check to see if your city has been upgraded at the link below. Compatible phones include Note 7, Galaxy S7, iPhone 6s, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, iPhone 6s Plus, Galaxy S7 Edge, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, and the HTC 10.
Is anyone seeing a significant speed increase? Please post screen shots of your speed test results! I would like to see who is getting the fastest download speeds. Also is this affecting your upload speeds.