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Verizon Starts Announcing New Set of 4G LTE Markets Set to Go Live December 15

Verizon is in the process of unveiling its latest batch of 4G LTE markets to end the 2011 calendar year. For whatever reason, they don’t always make this call in one massive press release, so we will be updating this list as we see the word go out. As of last week, the company had activated 179 markets, but they plan to take it another step closer to their goal of covering the entire nation with this latest set of smaller communities. On December 15, we will see what appears to be a pretty hefty batch of communities go live, making Big Red’s 2011 4G LTE blanket all the more impressive. 

New Markets:


  • Dover


  • Fitchburg
  • Leominster
  • Lunenburg
  • Townsend

New Hampshire

  • Bedford
  • Goffstown
  • Hudson
  • Litchfield
  • Loudon
  • Manchester
  • Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
  • Merrimack
  • Nashua
  • Pelham

New York

  • Clintondale
  • Fishkill
  • Hyde Park
  • Kingston
  • New Paltz
  • Plattekill
  • Poughkeepsie
  • Red Hook
  • Rhinebeck
  • Saugerties
  • Wappingers Falls


  • Findlay
  • Tiffin
  • Youngstown
  • Warren


  • Indiana

Expanding Markets:

  • Savannah, GA

Cheers Travis!

  • Heavymetal1970

    Let’s go already Big Red–Rochester,MN would be nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mohrs321

      Announced a couple of weeks ago. Rochester Mn live on Dec 15!

  • Caribou_coffeebeans

    Verizon rolled out Lte in the Detroit area all the way up to my back yard and stopped…literally! I am in the extended area where the signal is not very good and can’t figure out why they haven’t expanded further north yet. Their towers are already on fiber because they share many of them with At&t and their hspa+ network is running at 7.2 Mbps Hsdpa. They need to start stepping it up a bit:)

  • Ricecampbell

    My city was listed as getting 4G this year but according to the cities above were not getting it. Talk about a bad joke.

  • Jordan

    Its been on in Youngstown, OH for a while now.

  • No love for MT?!  I don’t expect to see LTE here until 5g starts rolling out.

  • Swavey83

    Its great to see the Pennsylvania is finally getting coverage in the city of Indiana 😛

  • Swavey83

    It is great to see that Pennsylvania is finally getting some coverage in the city of Inidana 😛

  • Anonymous

    By time my town gets 4g my phone will need replaced

  • BigJohn826

    They have expanded the DC metro area as well. I guess they won’t announce it. 

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  • Djwatson217

    Already on in Youngstown.

  • Jeremy Roberts

    I’m dreaming of a 4G Christmas…. and it looks like I’ve been a good boy! Hurrah for the Hudson Valley!

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  • Anonymous

    What did they do, forget the West? 🙁

  • Justin

    And I barely get any decent 3G service as is. Sometimes I feel like I like under a rock!

    • pj

      You must live under and inside a rock if you don’t get vzw 3g where you live! Only kidding

  • Anonymous


  • This is bull! Tiffin is the smallest, crappiest town. I was born there. I moved to Greenville, N.C. – a city with 10x the population – and we still don’t have 4G. People in Tiffin don’t even want 4G… lol.

  • Daniel Archibald33

    notice all the markets are only on the east coast or midwest?? nothing new in the utah, Idaho, colorado areas

  • Bsg4893

    Would be nice if they would put some damn 4g out on Long Island, New York….

  • Not Sure

    Wow poughkeepsie and the hudson valley…I figured we would be waiting at least 6 months to a year great news.

  • Funny how Verizon announced 4G in all Orange County, NY starting Nov 17 but it actually only reaches about 2-5 miles from each tower.  There are MILES of county still on 3g, it’s only the town/city centers that have 4G right now 🙁

  • damn you big red, stop forgetting Texas!

    • pj

      You know the line”everything is bigger in Texas”? That’s gonna apply to cell phone networks as well!

  • Tbdroidx

    I need some 4g love in dirty myrtle

  • WalkerNA

    Delaware!!!!  Yes!!!

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  • JDizzle

    I think we will see Verizon expand a lot faster now that AT&T now has 4G LTE

  • Jason Purp

    Of course they get every area that is literally SURROUNDING us, but not actually us. I got so excited, then upset.

  • I’m glad they are expanding the 4G market but they are only on the east and west coast… Show some love for the midwest!

  • Anthony Lamberto

    can we expand philly some more?

  • Anonymous

    How about the rest of CT??? 

  • I live one mile away from the store where I bought my Bionic, and I was excited when it was activated in the store that I had almost full 4G signal.  However, at my house… none.  Again, one mile away and I get a great 3G signal, but I’d have to stand on my roof to get one bar of 4G.  And I’m in a suburb of Sacramento – not exactly in the wilderness.

    “You mad bro?” – Just figured I’d handle that for you.

    • Afds

      you paranoid bro?

  • Scott LaRue

    Whoopdie Doo!  They just released 4G LTE in my area, and I couldn’t be anymore in the heart of the area. Location right next to the highway next to downtown Providence.  I’m not even getting the old switch back and forth 4g to 3g, just plain old 3g at 400kbs down.  I hope it gets better than this because a 4g phone is worthless at this point for me

  • Nerdslogic

    sure wish they would expand in Oregon.

  • Trix Knicely

    Charlottesville? anyone else feel let down every time a new LTE markets article comes out?

    • Guest

      It’s not C’vill but I heard Culpeper is getting 4G in 2-3 months.

    • Anonymous

      I’m over in Harrisonburg. Would imagine they’d continue adding 4g west on 64 at least to Charlottesville, if not all the way to 81. I’m also hoping they’ll continue 4g up through Harrisonburg, if not up to Winchester. 81 is a major road, so I’d surprised if we went to many more months without coverage. They already too it from Radford most of the way to Waynesboro. The only thing that makes me question it is that it took forever for Charlottesville to get decent 3g coverage though, so who knows what will happen. 

    • Basking Ridge, Verizon’s headquarters, is still just in 3g 🙁

      • Jersey

        no it’s not, most of somerset county has 4g, what are you talking about?

  • Anonymous

    I wish they’d switch to working on the network problem of losing data when you switch from 4g to 3g.  I’m glad Verizon’s putting our money to go use by expanding the 4G LTE network, but I think we’d all like to see them resolve that major issue.

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  • Anonymous

    Oh HELL YEAH Poughkeepsie Hyde Park, New Paltz, now I REALLY can’t wait to upgrade (in 6 months D: ) why can’t Verizon give us early Droid X adopters an early upgrade? Haha

    • i got an early upgrade from my x…on a bionic now

    • Ya i got an early upgrade from my X  too, also on a Bionic now

  • Almostadr

    How is it I live in the antelope valley california and we have at least 500k people and no 4g yet towns with under 50k are getting LTE, come on verizon!

    • Lakerzz

      I’m right there with you brother!! All other major cities surronding us have it…what gives??

  • Anonymous

    I’m about to post “GALAXY NEXUS RELEASE DATE PLEASE” on every single wall post at the facebook verizon page. Anyone care to join?

    • Anonymous

      AAAAND, I just was blocked from adding comments on Facebook ha

  • Anonymous

    Grabs gun and shoots himself <—-AT&T Customer

  • Anonymous

    Verizon, stop worrying about expanding and focus only on getting the Nexus in my pocket. Then you can focus on expanding again. K, thx.

    • Anonymous

      As much as I’m excited for the Nexus, no. I would *much* rather have a nationwide 4G LTE map than a Nexus, even as Godlike as the Nexus may be.

      • Anonymous

        Yea, I just don’t travel outside of Houston that often so I just want the Nexus first. I understand a lot of people still need 4g tho.

  • It’s so great to be in a 4G market but the only 4G phone you want won’t be announced by Verizon….

  • I wish we had LTE anywhere in my state… (New Jersey)

    • MFG

      Yeah. Ive got it 10 minutes from my house. I dont know if theyre going to expand anymore this year. Im 30 minutes fom NYC…come on Verizon!

    • NJ has the Philly Market and the NYC Market (and the two even touch between.)

    • Anonymous

      Got it right here in Essex.

    • anything along the NJTP from exit 9 up to NYC/Holland tunnel has 4 G. (Surrounding cities like New Brunswick, Elizabeth, Newark, etc.

    • Bill Slowey

      Jersey gets it around Philly and New York. But what about the rest of the heavily populated state?

  • Wow, thats alot. What is Verizon at now? like 200 million people have LTE access or has an amount even been announced yet? What ever the actual number,*pple really missed the boat on this one.

  • Why am i such a Verizon supporter when all they have been doing is letting me down lately  =(

  • Michael Grasser

    I *still* have no LTE. Even being a little while outside of Philadelphia. 

    • Bigdav1178

      Likewise… I live about 40-45 miles from center city. It seems they have forgotten all but the immediate suburbs of Philly – even though it’s a pretty populated area.

      • Bigdav1178

        On the positive side, those of us still waiting for LTE to get a new phone should have the benefit of getting a phone with a next-gen LTE radio – hopefully that is smaller with better battery life.

        It has to really bite for the VZW stores where there continues to be no LTE, though. It can’t be easy pushing the big, expensive flagship phones when there’s no LTE coverage for the customer to make use of. Anytime I stop in to one of them and ask if they’ve gotten any information about it coming to the area, you can see the disappointment in their body language.

  • Bewara2009

    Shit, my city still not listed…oh well as long as the nexus comes out in the next 2 weeks I’m good.

  • Jimmy Chen

    For a second I read the title as “Verizon Starts Announcing New Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE Set to Go Live December 15”

    • Hat

      I did the same thing. Verizon is now causing hallucinations

    • bigrob60

      I think the same thing every time I see a Nexus post. :] I’d be fine w/ Dec 15th as long as it was announced.


    Wheres the Oregon love?!

    • Anonymous

      Yay Greater Portland Metro Area!



    How about a Galaxy Nexus “GO LIVE” date?

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