Verizon's 4G Network Expands To More Than 175 Markets On Nov. 17


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Verizon just announced another large expansion of their 4G coverage coming November 17. They will be covering more than 175 total markets. Here is a list in the press release below:

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO – Verizon Wireless announced today at CTIA Enterprise and Applications™ 2011 that its 4G LTE network will be available in 178 markets by Nov. 17. The leader in mobile broadband will turn on its 4G LTE network in 22 new cities and expand the network in four cities on Oct. 20, and will turn on the 4G LTE network in 13 cities and expand in five cities on Nov. 17, making the largest 4G LTE network in the county even bigger.

Consumers and businesses in these cities will be able to access the blazingly fast speeds of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network with any of Verizon Wireless’ 13 4G LTE-enabled devices, including the new Pantech Breakout™ and DROID BIONIC™ by Motorola smartphones, and the 4G LTE-enabled Motorola XOOM™.

“When we launched our 4G LTE network just 43 weeks ago, we had an ambitious growth plan because we understood the impact 4G LTE could have on people’s lives,” said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless. “Americans in 178 cities from coast to coast will have access to the nation’s most reliable 4G network before Thanksgiving, allowing them to harness the speed and power of the network not only where they live but also where they travel.”

On Thursday, Oct. 20, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will be available in Birmingham, Ala.; Modesto and Stockton, Calif.; Fort Myers, Fla.; Bloomington, Elkhart, Evansville, South Bend and Terre Haute, Ind.; Sioux City, Iowa; Hagerstown, Md.; Tupelo, Miss.; Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Asheville, N.C.; Bartlesville, Okla.; Jackson and Martin, Tenn.; Greater Hampton Roads and Richmond, Va.; and Green Bay, Wis. Verizon Wireless is also expanding its 4G LTE network in Los Angeles and San Diego, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; and Erie, Pa. the same day.

On Thursday, Nov. 17, the company will turn on its 4G LTE network in Little Rock, Ark.; Savannah, Ga.; Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Iowa; Lexington, Ky.; Kansas City and Springfield, Mo.; Lincoln, Neb.; Orange County, N.Y.; Greater Providence; Rapid City, S.D.; Roanoke, Va.; and Appleton, Wis. The company is also making major 4G LTE expansions on Nov. 17 in Louisville, Ky.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Nashville, Tenn.

4G LTE Speed and Coverage

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. When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast. Verizon Wireless’ 3G network is the most reliable network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices today to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their city.

Reliability: In and Beyond Major Cities

As the company with the most reliable 4G wireless network in the county and the first wireless company in the world to broadly deploy 4G LTE technology, Verizon Wireless is committed to building its 4G LTE network with the same 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 LTE, including a contiguous, nationwide network license.

Over the past year, Verizon Wireless has also worked to bring its 4G LTE network beyond major cities with its LTE in Rural America program. The company is working with rural communications companies to collaboratively build and operate a 4G LTE 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, 12 rural organizations have announced their participation in the LTE in Rural America program and have leased spectrum covering, in total, more than 2.6 million people in rural communities and nearly 82,000 square miles. These companies include: Appalachian Wireless, Bluegrass Cellular, Carolina West/Clear Stream, Cellcom, Chariton Valley, Convergence Technologies, Cross Telephone, Custer Telephone Cooperative, Pioneer Cellular, S and R Communications, Strata Networks and Thumb Cellular.

4G LTE Markets

Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will be available in 178 cities on Nov. 17, including:

· Birmingham, Ala.*

· Decatur, Ala.

· Huntsville, Ala.

· Mobile, Ala.

· Montgomery, Ala.

· Phoenix, Ariz.

· Tucson, Ariz.

· Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers, Ark.

· Fort Smith, Ark.

· Jonesboro-Paragould, Ark.

· Little Rock, Ark.**

· Bakersfield, Calif.

· Fresno, Calif.

· Los Angeles, Calif.

· Modesto, Calif.*

· Oakland, Calif.

· Sacramento, Calif.

· Salinas/Monterey/Seaside, Calif.

· San Diego, Calif.

· San Francisco, Calif.

· San Jose, Calif.

· San Luis Obispo, Calif.

· Santa Barbara, Calif.

· Stockton, Calif.*

· Colorado Springs, Colo.

· Denver, Colo.

· Fort Collins, Colo.

· Greater Fairfield and New Haven, Conn.

· Hartford, Conn.

· Washington, D.C.

· Daytona Beach, Fla.

· Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

· Ft. Myers, Fla.*

· Gainesville, Fla.

· Jacksonville, Fla.

· Lakeland, Fla.

· Miami, Fla.

· Orlando, Fla.

· Pensacola, Fla.

· Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.

· Tallahassee, Fla.

· Tampa, Fla.

· West Palm Beach, Fla.

· Athens, Ga.

· Atlanta, Ga.

· Augusta, Ga.

· Savannah, Ga.*

· Hilo, Hawaii

· Honolulu, Hawaii

· Kahului/Wailuku, Hawaii

· Lahaina, Hawaii

· Boise, Idaho

· Bloomington, Ill.

· Carbondale, Ill.

· Champaign/Urbana, Ill.

· Chicago, Ill.

· Rockford, Ill.

· Springfield, Ill.

· The Quad Cities, Ill./Iowa

· Bloomington/Bedford, Ind.*

· Elkhart, Ind.*

· Evansville, Ind.*

· Fort Wayne, Ind.

· Indianapolis, Ind.

· South Bend/Mishawaka, Ind.*

· Terre Haute, Ind.*

· West Lafayette, Ind.

· Cedar Rapids, Iowa**

· Des Moines, Iowa**

· Iowa City, Iowa

· Sioux City, Iowa*

· Wichita, Kan.

· Lexington, Ky.**

· Louisville, Ky.

· Baton Rouge, La.

· Hammond, La.

· New Orleans, La.

· Shreveport, La.

· Baltimore, Md.

· Frederick, Md.

· Hagerstown, Md.*

· Boston, Mass.

· Springfield, Mass.

· Worcester, Mass.

· Detroit, Mich.

· Flint, Mich.

· Grand Rapids, Mich.

· Kalamazoo, Mich.

· Lansing, Mich.

· Saginaw, Mich.

· Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.

· Tupelo, Miss.*

· Kansas City, Mo.**

· Springfield, Mo.**

· St. Louis, Mo.

· Lincoln, Neb.**

· Omaha/Council Bluffs, Neb.

· Las Vegas, Nev.

· Reno, Nev.

· Albuquerque, N.M.*

· Las Cruces, N.M.

· Santa Fe, N.M.*

· Albany, N.Y.

· Buffalo, N.Y.*

· Ithaca, N.Y.

· New York, N.Y.

· Orange County, N.Y.**

· Rochester, N.Y.

· Syracuse, N.Y.

· Asheville, N.C.*

· Charlotte, N.C.

· Fayetteville/Lumberton, N.C.

· Greensboro/Winston Salem/High Point, N.C.

· Raleigh/Durham, N.C.

· Wilmington, N.C.

· Fargo, N.D.

· Akron, Ohio

· Canton, Ohio

· Cincinnati, Ohio

· Cleveland, Ohio

· Columbus, Ohio

· Dayton, Ohio

· Lima, Ohio

· Mansfield, Ohio

· Toledo, Ohio

· Bartlesville, Okla.*

· Oklahoma City, Okla.

· Tulsa, Okla.

· Portland, Ore.

· Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, Pa.

· Altoona, Pa.

· Erie, Pa.

· Harrisburg, Pa.

· Johnstown, Pa.

· Philadelphia, Pa.

· Pittsburgh, Pa.

· Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Pa.

· State College, Pa.

· Greater Providence**

· Charleston, S.C.

· Columbia, S.C.

· Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.

· Hilton Head, S.C.

· Rapid City, S.D.**

· Sioux Falls, S.D.

· Chattanooga, Tenn.

· Clarksville, Tenn./Hopkinsville, Ky.

· Cleveland, Tenn.

· Dyersburg/Union City, Tenn.

· Jackson, Tenn.*

· Knoxville, Tenn.

· Martin, Tenn.

· Memphis, Tenn.

· Nashville, Tenn.

· Austin, Texas

· Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas

· Bryan/College Station, Texas

· Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

· El Paso, Texas

· Houston, Texas

· San Antonio, Texas

· Temple/Killeen, Texas

· Wichita Falls, Texas

· Provo, Utah

· Salt Lake City, Utah

· Greater Hampton Roads, Va.*

· Richmond, Va.*

· Roanoke, Va.**

· The Tri-Cities, Tenn./Va.

· Olympia, Wash.

· Seattle, Wash.

· Spokane, Wash.

· Tacoma, Wash.

· Charleston, W.Va.

· Appleton, Wis.**

· Green Bay, Wis.*

· Madison, Wis.

· Milwaukee, Wis.

*Indicates a market that will be live on Oct. 20, 2011

**Indicates a market that will be live on Nov. 17, 2011

Visit for more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit Cell Phones - Smartphones: Cell Phone Service, Accessories - 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

Trash Can

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Jun 25, 2010
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We all know that VZW does not differentiate between 3G and 4G data plans/pricing now, but nothing prevents them from changing that in the future. I'm willing to bet that VZW will eventually force people into tiered LTE data plans as they upgrade to LTE from their 3G devices, even for those who were grandfathered with unlimited (3G) data.


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Modesto CA will be active Oct 20th. Can't wait to see my wife's phone's battery die even faster now. HAHA


Jul 30, 2010
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This is so great! 4G in tupelo, ms. (att finally released 3g here about a year ago, we're gonna be so far ahead of them)

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Feb 6, 2010
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bummer, it looks like ill still be just out of 4g here in central NJ. looking at the maps, it looks like the extended 4g area ends about half a mile from my house. luckily, my office is right in the middle of full 4g so at least when im there and need the 4g ill have it. Cant wait to get a new phone next week and experience the 4g world


May 9, 2010
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Well my question was answered about when Birmingham would get 4g but now since I will still be out of the Birmingham 4g coverage area about 30 miles my next question is when will b'ham coverage area be expanded lol or All of I-65 be covered?


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Yeah, don't worry about us in NH, Verizon. We're just hicks who don't matter, anyways...


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This is so great! 4G in tupelo, ms. (att finally released 3g here about a year ago, we're gonna be so far ahead of them)

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This is some ol BULL!

MS only has like 3M residents

Jackson doesn't have it. Hattiesburg doesn't have it. The entire Gulf Coast doesn't have it. But....Tupelo?!?!?


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Actually, the "farming town" idea is quite a brilliant business move, financially speaking.
They can basically corner the internet market in areas that have little to know access. And I believe the area mentioned has several college campuses that normally aren't calculated into population data.
They'll be the only game in town. I mean, the best competitor in Versions eyes is no competitor. I really can't disagree with the logic.

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Sep 19, 2010
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Exactly, those of you living on cities have multiple options for internet. Living in rural Georgia my ONLY options are VZW or satellite. No DSL even.
I pay the same price for my data plan as the rest of you.
Unless they accelerate the move to rural areas projections are 2013 for my area.
Oh and by the way, you folks in the big cities like to eat? Try it without farm towns.
Just saying !

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I am in Michigan, born and raised. There ain't too many farm towns left, like there used to be. It's all big Agro for the most part. And sadly, they don't roll like the family farm. Some of the facilities I have seen are disgusting and possibly criminal.
But I am down with everything else you said. And yes, I love to eat. In fact I dabble in my two favorite sins of Gluttony and Sloth, as oft as possible. It's especially easy as I don't think they're sins, just constructs Man has tried to impose on mankind. Judging others and calling them sinners sounds a lot more like a sin to me, if I use logic and reason.

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Crazy to think vzw LTE network isn't even a year old yet and covers so much!

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