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Verizon’s Initial 2011 4G LTE Market Cities

During all of Verizon’s 4G LTE device madness, they walked through their plans for rolling out their new network to the rest of the country.  By the end of 2011, they are expecting to be in at least 140 markets and covering 2/3 of the U.S. once 2013 finishes up.  The overall goal is to have 4G LTE access in every single spot that they currently offer 3G service in.  Sounds brilliant, right?  Well other than the 38 cities that are currently offered, what can we expect in 2011?  If they plan to hit 140, they need to get going, right?

Here is the list of cities expected to see an initial push…  

Huntsville, Alabama
Mobile, Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama
Little Rock, Arkansas
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Gainesville, Florida
Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
Augusta, Georgia
Honolulu, Hawaii
Kahului-Wailuku, Hawaii
Lahaina, Hawaii
Boise-Nampa, Idaho
Carbondale-Marion, Illinois
Wichita, Kansas
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Hammond, Louisiana
Detroit, Michigan
Flint, Michigan
Fayetteville-Lumberton, North Carolina
Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, North Carolina
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina
Dayton-Springfield, Ohio
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Erie, Pennsylvania
State College, Pennsylvania
Charleston, South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Clarksville, Tennessee
Cleveland, Tennessee
Kingsport, Tennessee; Johnson City, Tennessee; Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
Bryan-College Station, Texas
Provo-Orem, Utah
Salt Lake City-Ogden, Utah
Centralia, Washington
Olympia, Washington
Charleston, West Virginia
Madison, Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

That’s an additional 49 cities that will go live in the first part of the year and will be able to take advantage of some of the new devices like the HTC Thunderbolt and DROID BIONIC.  No Oregon though, eh?  I guess my Thunderbolt will be just as awesome in 3G.

Anyone seeing their city on the list?

Cheers Ian!

  • Ashrafi_h

    Today Morning My Thunderbolt shows 4G in Salem VA, 10/14/2011

  • Mski77

    Come to Montana!!! Bozeman would be awesome!

  • Tedbelt

    The coverage area is a joke for 4 G.  It’s absolutely stupid.  I bought a Thunderbolt phone last Spring and was assured 4G service in the Kansas City market by June then it was September and who know when.  It’s October 1st.  Liars and misinformers. There should be some kind of federal penalty since the feds regulate so much of the market with cel companies. I don’t like the government involved in any of it but they already regulate it.  

  • Linda

    Verizon 4G is live as of this morning (at least for the past hour) in downtown Richmond, VA.

  • Dunner10

    Birmingham doesn,t get 4g because its population is moving to its suburbs making it harder to cover.

  • Wmayo444

    Why nothing in VA????? (except Briston TN border and Washing DC border). NOTHING! NC will have 14 major areas shortly and even with projections by END of 2011 still NOTHING in VA!!! What is this all about?????

  • http://twitter.com/dabrams2021 Doug Abrams

     when will Verizon allow the Xoom to be sent back to be upgraded to 4 G?  When is 4 G coming to Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill?

  • http://twitter.com/dabrams2021 Doug Abrams

     when will Verizon let people send back the Xoom’s to be upgraded to 4g?

  • Brenton

    Anybody getting 4g in Greensboro, nc today…….

  • Drbenterprises

    wWhy is Cleveland, TN in the 4G zone and not a city as large as Kansas City? This is crap Verizon… Crap!

  • Pandorawa

    Centralia and Olympia Washington but not Seattle, Tacoma or Everett Washington That is just stupid.

  • Dafrewaldt

    Was surprised to see Sioux Falls made the list. My Thunderbolt will be happy! Hope to hear more soon on when to expect the new networks to go live!

  • Gillario

    What about the other 29,900 cities in the U.S.A.??? At this rate, we will all have 4g LTE in about a thousand years! That’s great!

  • http://twitter.com/Mandog202 Rich M

    Huntsville AL right on top!

  • air2352

    Finally something i will like about living in gainesville florida!!!

  • http://smartrevu.blogspot.com/ Wes Campbell

    Beaumont! WOO!
    though, i’m still not even considering a 4G phone until i see the pricing.

  • Jake

    They should at least do every state capital city. Des Moines Iowa!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-D-Gallagher/627439807 Charles D. Gallagher

    Still no Richmond VA???

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-D-Gallagher/627439807 Charles D. Gallagher

    Still no Richmond VA???

  • Look4LTE

    WHAT, no TUCSON, ARIZONA?? COME ON Verizon, we are only 100 miles from Phoenix and almost as large. Hook a Brotha UP!!

  • Jon

    Wow, Wilmington’s on here. 3G took forever to get out here. I’m surprised we’re up here so early. And hopefully I’ll be in Raleigh/Durham for law school by the end of the year. Perfect timing there too

  • Tristan

    State College, PA!! WE ARE PENN STATE!!

  • hanson86

    According to a map I seen looks like maine may possibly be gettin some 4g love?

  • Lilfoster1992

    MOBILE AL. YES!!!!!!

  • Paul M Romano

    Dallas is not on the list but it is marked as a 4G market on the map???

  • Mr. Sippi

    No MISSISSIPPI!!??!!??!!?? Us needed servicey two!!! Why no us?? Juuussst kidding. But seriously, no MS. Hammond, LA has it for crying out loud. This sucks. We finally abolish slavery, well sort of, and now this. I’m going back to masters house, he always would treat me well, well sort of, minus the beatings.

  • Shawapinto

    Can someone ask how is the state of Ohio getting four cities to start the lte and NY having only two?

  • TKE

    No New Jersey? What gives?

    • chrispy1024

      The New York Metro Area from Bergen County, Passaic County (Paterson, Clifton, Passaic area) Hudson County, Essex County and all the way down to parts of Monmouth county will be lit up as well as the Camden area

  • Anonymous

    What no Kihei/Wailea? That’s where a lot of 4g users will be on Maui.

  • Duke69111

    Hell Yea. The ICT (Wichita) finally gets some love for once.

  • C5467

    That kinda piss me off. No Oregon?! At least in Portland. Come on!! Well, I will stay with Sprint and hope they keep expanding the 4G WIMAX.

  • Alvin B.

    Gee, Beaumont is on the list. T-Mobile hasn’t bothered to get 3G going above 500kbps here. Maybe this will kick them in the keister?

  • Nbjbj

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  • Vbchguy87

    Won’t be able to upgrade till september but I’m moving to wilmington,nc soon. I hope that 4G lights up before september so I can use the LTE when I upgrade.

  • Vbchguy87

    Won’t be able to upgrade till september but I’m moving to wilmington,nc soon. I hope that 4G lights up before september so I can use the LTE when I upgrade.

  • Anonymous-x

    Was just told to check back in 2 1/2 weeks by Red, hint, hint…:)

  • Cuz97

    Eff YAH Kahului HAWAII is IN THERE WOOT!!!!!!!!!! VZW FTW

  • Anonymous-x

    OK so what phone is next after my X to use with this monster network???

  • Anonymous

    Am I blind or, is New York City not on that list? Ooops, forgot we got 4G on December 5, 2010! BTFW, how does Hammond, Louisiana, get 4G before the entire lovely state of Oregon? Has anyone ever driven through Hammond? It’s like part of the Louisiana Hurricane Evacuation route; 6-minute tops drive through; I would light up Metairie before Hammond.

    ‘Can you hear me now?’

  • Anonymous

    Looking at the initial roll out cities, being polite I doubt those will stress the system.

  • Anonymous

    Looking at the initial roll out cities, being polite I doubt those will stress the system.

  • Anonymous

    Looking at the initial roll out cities, being polite I doubt those will stress the system.

  • Anonymous

    Looking at the initial roll out cities, being polite I doubt those will stress the system.

  • Anonymous

    Looking at the initial roll out cities, being polite I doubt those will stress the system.

  • Anonymous

    Looking at the initial roll out cities, being polite I doubt those will stress the system.

    • Anonymous

      The initial rollout cities were on Dec.5. They are 38 of the largest markets. Fyi, markets are large areas, not just the core city.

  • Anonymous

    What’s up Little Rock?! Jump on it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mikelierman Michael Lierman

    Orem, Utah! Yeah!!!

  • Mikeyoungbloood84

    I really think I’m warranted in saying WTF NO AUSTIN? Srsly. We build your chipsets!

  • Jawshua

    Yeah I’m in Cincinnati so that is covered by adding Springfield I think. But I still have to wait a while for my stupid renew period, I can’t remember when it is, but I got my DROIDX when it first came out.