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Verizon Lights Up 20+ New 4G LTE Markets Today, Expands in 4 Others

These weeks in between the activation of new 4G LTE markets seem to be flying by these days. Every time we turn around there is another batch of 20 or so areas of this country that are going live. It’s a beautiful thing. So today, October 20, Verizon flipped the switch officially on another set, many of which have been active for weeks.

Here is a list of the new markets:

  • 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 next batch will go live on November 17.

  • Guest

    That map is loaded with red 4G markings!

    Oh wait, red is 3G.

    VERY misleading, guys.

  • AndrewK

    oh hell yeah 4g at school in Terre Haute and now 4g at every other collage town or city i have friends at (IU, Purdue, Evansville, and obviously Indianapolis. now i just need to upgrade to my Galaxy Nexus….. is it November yet

  • Edgar

    Finally Modesto. Now I finally use this Charge the right way.

  • Ranlil

    Was delighted to have LTE love in Bloomington, IN.  Even though I don’t come here that often, it’s nice while I’m here.

  • BossHogg

    Have seen it on/off in Green Bay since late September, benchmarks as high is 25/15mb.

  • Tjcard03

    I’m just trying to find out if it’s my phone or the 4g. I live in PA and on the thunderbolt the 4g drops out at the least 10 times a day. Off and on. The only sure fire way to fix it is to put it into airplane mode and back out. My phone is rooted but there is no rom flashed, nothing modded or changed. So pissed considering i went through 7 replacement phones before they gave me my upgrade early and i got this and now…… yeah. So if anyone else is having problems please let me know. Oh and i was one of the very unfortunate few that got the first gingerbread update for the TB before they pulled in hours later. Thanks.

  • Dammit bring on the jackson mississippi 

  • EricTheRed

    Consistently pulling down 15Mbps and up 12Mbps here in Birmingham, AL.  They actually turned it on last Wednesday here and have been doing some network testing before the official release, according to my sources.  The first day it was turned on I pulled down 25Mbps…freakin sick speed…my face almost melted off.  So far I’m loving it and noticing more battery drain on my Bionic.  Glad I got the extended battery!

  • Anonymous

    And yet it will be more by the summer of 2012 and Apple still won’t release a LTe iphone, so sad

  • Dhuff44

    Verizons map says my whole are should have 4g, but nope.

  • Joshua Dudash

    Damn, my work, the frikken prison has 4g and my damned house doesn’t. 
    Come on VZW! Can’t bring my phone into work!

  • sackdaddy

    Elkhart, IN. – 1.87 up and .12 down?!?  My speeds were faster on 3G 🙁

  • Rich

    Forget, Frederick and Hegerstown or Dc, where is the rest of Maryland at???????????

  • Jason Purp

    I will apparently never see 4G.

  • MT

    When is MT going to get some LTE?????????

  • Anonymous

    I thought VZW lit up all 30 NFL cities in the first round of LTE.  How come Green Bay is only coming on line now?

  • Anonymous

    Hey Verizon, how about vamping up your 3G in south Silicon Valley??? I think it’s overdue..

  • Rccrod

    I finally have 4G in my city. North County San Diego. sweeeeet!

  • Anonymous

    Green Bay!  Just in time for the Packers undefeated season! 🙂

  • I remember getting 29Mbps Download speeds and 15 Mbps upload speeds.  now I get 8.98 Mbps download and 5.20 Mbps uploads.  Still good speeds but really i want the speeds back up higher before more people jump on.

  • They been putting it here in Bartlesville ok this past week and crap my battery has gone to crap.  Thank goodness they got it straitened out.

  • Aceada

    Hell I don’t even have 3g all the time living in central iowa letalone any 4g

  • Masiril85

    I was in Birmingham, AL last weekend and had 4G on my TB. did some speed test and was consistently get between 15-20 Mbs down and about the same upload.

  • Df3rools

    Wonder when my town will get it. there is LTE to every direction but 12+ miles from here =/ the 3g sucks too.

  • Michael Allis


    Hello Buffalo!

  • bigdav1178

    Kind of getting irritated that Verizon keeps bringing 4G to smaller cities in PA then the one I’m near, BUT on the positive side, I’m not wasting my money on a first-gen LTE device. By the time they finally get it here, the tech should be more mature, smaller and less power-hungry <- silver-lining.

  • Holy Sh** 4G in Hampton Roads.
    Hell finally DID freeze over.
    C’mon HTC Vigor/Rezound (whatever)

    • Anonymous

      I know right took them awhile. I just want the nexus

    • 4G has unofficially been on here for I think since the beginning of the month, unfortunately, where I live, the speeds are atrocious… 1.75mbps down, 4 up. Everywhere besides near my house speeds are decent, that’s what matters most, I guess…

  • Arthur2142

    Hey Kellex…since you are up here in PDX, I wanted to find out if you have noticed expansion in this area? I live across the river in Vancouver, and when I first checked the 4G coverage area, I was barely within the “extended” coverage area, but now it expands far north and east of where I live, and I am fully in the full 4G coverage.

    I’m worried that since I’m in Vancouver, I will get crappy 4G coverage indoors. My only reason for considering the RAZR or Nexus would be for 4G coverage, as there is nothing wrong with my DX.

  • Anonymous

    Excited for the expansion in San Diego! Can I get that county wide please:)

  • John_stevens820

    Living in Niagara Falls/Buffalo area…still 3g

    • Anonymous

      Really?  Heck with 4g I think it’s time you better start thinking about snow blowers and snow shovels!

    • Bullet Tooth Tony

      Their map lies… it’s pretty much just the city of Buffalo that gets it.  Galleria Mall about as far East…  and the 290 as a northern border… not sure about the southtowns yet…

  • Me

    It’s not as good as the map would lead you to believe, at least not around here in NE Ohio.  I wish we had the 4G-LTE coverage the maps says we do.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      For some odd reason, verizon thinks that I can get LTE service about a mile from my house. In all reality, it takes about 5 miles from my house to get it. Their coverage maps are pretty much garbage, sadly.

      • Nick

        You can get LTE service on an iPhone? Astounding.

        • Jarred Sutherland

          No, but I sure can on the only phone I own currently, the ThunderBolt.

    • ItsM3

      I’m in Cincinnati and I have coverage LTE coverage 95% of the time. That’s too bad for you.

      • Jarred Sutherland

        I think we have a pretty high saturation of LTE users in Cincinnati. On the bus ride to my office before getting into the downtown area I can test out around 10-15Mbit/sec, but downtown I hit around 3-5.

    • Mctypething

      u mad bro?

      • Guest

        you a dick bro?

        • Mctypething

          u like dick bro?

          • Guest

            you a dick bro?

          • Anonymous

            you suck bro?

          • Guest

            you a dick too bro??

          • LiterofCola

            Ahh, I needed this laugh today

    • Rccrod

      u aint down with 3G bro?

  • Hogasswildmc

    Since Verizon took their sweet ass time to get to Virginia, I’m not in a hurry to get a 4g phone.

    • Peteeveryman

      Though its not on that map, 4G is on in Richmond, Williamsburg, greater hampton roads, and VA Beach. I have driven through all of those places recently with my bionic and it is on. Roanoke is being lit up soon so that is all of the most populated areas of the state.

      • Anonymous

        Here’s to hoping Norfolk gets enough of that signal when I grab my GNEX!

  • Joe

    I’m in Erie, PA. What exactly does the expanded market mean? And how significant is it?

    • Bigdav1178

      It’ll be covering a larger area around Erie than the initial deployment. If you go to Verizon and look at their coverage maps, you can see the actual areas that are supposed to be covered, rather than a dot or star like is shown on these maps.

  • babadush

    Hopefully speeds in downtown Richmond will be better than the past month.

    • joegard

      I know right, I brought my 4510l MiFi into the city and the speedtest didn’t seem right. Also I am 15 miles north of the lte Richmond radius. Who knows when I’ll see now

      • babadush

        My friend is getting 50mbps in southside while I get 12 downtown.

  • David Geiger


  • I hope they add 3G to Hagerstown, MD, since VZW service goes dead there.

  • Ujellybrah


  • DroidzFX

    Nexus turns me ON……Long Term Erection

  • It’s been in Birmingham since Monday. I’m getting up to 20MBps down. It’s freaking GREAT

    • I’m not sure how long they’ve had it on, but I noticed that LTE was working on Saturday in the Hueytown area and it hasn’t stopped since. I’m loving it!

  • NH please.

    • Kidd_Funkadelic

      I was about to say the same. We’re one of the last on the bus 🙁

  • I keep seeing all these cities being turned on and yet I’m still waiting to get my first 4G phone. Come onnnnn, Nexus!