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Verizon Announces New 4G LTE Markets and Expansions, Bringing Total to Over 200

Verizon is sticking true to their word on plans to have 400 4G LTE markets available to customers by the end of the 2012. With addition of the markets listed below, folks will also notice some major expansions in already existing areas of coverage starting tomorrow, March 15.

New Markets:

  • Dothan and Enterprise, Ala.
  • Naples, Fla
  • Greenville, N.C.
  • Altus and Durant, Okla.
  • Longview/Marshall, Texas.


  • Washington, D.C.
  • Elkhart, Ind.
  • Baltimore, Md.
  • Columbus, Miss.
  • Northern N.J.
  • Wilmington, N.C.
  • Duncan, Okla.
  • Allentown/Bethlehem, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pa.
  • Hilton Head, S.C.
  • Cleveland, Tenn.
  • Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Kenosha, Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.

Company Plans to Double 4G LTE Markets by End of 2012; Offers the Widest Array of Popular 4G LTE Devices, Including Tablets and Smartphones

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless, owner of the nation’s fastest 4G network, today announced its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network will cover 203 markets on March 15 when it launches service in seven new markets and expands in 17 markets across the United States. Following the launches on March 15, including the 200th market in Dothan, Ala., customers on the nation’s largest 4G LTE network can take advantage of the speed and connectivity with more than 20 4G LTE devices, including tablets and smartphones.

Verizon Wireless plans to more than double the number of its 4G LTE markets, bringing the total markets to more than 400, by the end of the year. With the additional new markets and continued expansions, the company’s 4G LTE network will cover more than 260 million people in the United States by the end of 2012.

“Our plans to double our 4G LTE network coverage from the end of 2011 to the end of 2012 align with the aggressive and rapid deployment strategy we have taken with our 4G LTE network,” said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless. “Our commitment to expanding and enhancing our 4G LTE network is enabling more customers across the country to enjoy the benefits of the most popular wireless devices. We will continue investing in our 4G LTE network and working with key partners to ensure our customers have access to the best products and services available.”

On Thursday, March 15, the company will introduce its 4G LTE network in Dothan and Enterprise, Ala.; Naples, Fla.; Greenville, N.C.; Altus and Durant, Okla.; and Longview/Marshall, Texas. The company will also expand its 4G LTE network in Washington, D.C.; Elkhart, Ind.; Baltimore, Md.; Columbus, Miss.; Northern N.J.; Wilmington, N.C.; Duncan, Okla.; Allentown/Bethlehem, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pa.; Hilton Head, S.C.; Cleveland, Tenn.; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; and Kenosha, Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.

4G LTE Speed

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 4G LTE coverage areas, 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 high-speed data 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 area or when they travel to areas already covered by 4G LTE.

4G LTE Markets

On March 15, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will be available in 203 markets. Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for a full list of 4G LTE markets and additional information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.

  • Everyone must know that Verizon Wireless has a strongest 4G LTE network in the US. Verizon yet hasn’t just stopped and it is looking forward to extend it more and more. Over 200 markets, that means Verizon has an outstanding 4G coverage.

  • Matt

    We finally have 4gLTE here in Columbus, GA!

  • Benzoom3

    Tallahassee fl,Pensacola fl, Troy al, and now Dothan al….but not panama city fl…foolish…could have had a huge launch for spring break here….sad day

  • Trevor-kai Craig

    More coverage in Illinois PLEASE and THANK YOU!

  • Rob

    Why the hell does Longview/Marshall get LTE before Tyler?!?!?!?! Arghhhhhh!!!

  • Sporttster

    Yep, still no where near me….glad to see it’s “coming”….but keep selling those LTE phones!!

    • JH

      They are pretty good at hyping these fancy LTE phones, though, aren’t they!

  • NemaCystX

    Expanding Harrisburg again? It already reaches parts of Carlisle, expanding it again will make it reach my area hopefully… 

    I’m 2 miles away from the cut off line from the Hagerstown, MD LTE radius coverage zone, this is rediculous… Hagerstown never had Verizon service at all

  • Mario Lo

    Southeastern PA says thanks.  

  • Igotadroid

    It says expansion northern NJ… If I don’t get 4g in hackettstown I swear I’m trading this nexus for a iPhone 4s! Trollooll 🙂 I’m only about 80% serious 🙁

    • Uncle Paul Hargiss

      I see your Hackettstown and raise you a Newton! Cheers.

      • Alight13

        I re-raise you Netcong!

        • Erik

          i reraise you lake Hiawatha… literally accross route 46 from coverage

          • focus_st23

            I re-raise you Lake Hopatcong! No 4g this morning… 🙁

          • ozo012

            West Caldwell/Caldwell/North Caldwell… only area in the Essex county for the most part that doesn’t have LTE… My entire bus ride into NYC does though once I’m into West Orange and on 280 / NJ TPK

  • Davros

    Thats cool. My wife works in Elkhart and has quarterly meetings in Kenosha. She’ll be happy.

  • Only if Sprint was able to do this with 4G. Bring on Lte already..

  • possomcrast1

    Thanks for all the support here in MIchigan…oh wait

  • Tony Allen

    Come on Verizon.. You’ve pretty well nailed the ENTIRE state of Indiana.. leaving out the southeastern corner.

  • Opinionated_In_Bangor

    Wouldn’t they want to get the current 4G network working before expanding it?  Expanding it now only means more people will be without it. 

  • GuidZilla

    seriously… i’m 25 minutes down the road from Madison… in between 2 4g markets… COME ON! 

  • Danielcee3

    Bakersfield needs an expansion and Lamont/arvin needs 4g lit up

  • Im so glad that i was in one of the original areas

  • Djlowproz

    Sweet!! can never go wrong with DC

  • Captain_Doug

    Tri-cities Washington! C’mon!!!

  • SH

    I was lucky to live in one of the initial markets, but congrats to all that will now have 4g. You’ll love it!

  • Edwaboda

    3g 4g it doesn’t matter to me the only thing that will happen when 4g comes to my area is I will hit my 4 gig data limit very fast…lol,  and for all those people that will harp on me about how you have unlimited Verizon that  will change  very soon because the more bandwidth that is consumed the lower Verizons profits go…just wait and see.

  • James

    Hell yeah, for the DC expansion!

  • Earleepa

    give me a decent 3g signal and then worry about 4g.

  • chris125

    Hopefully they can figure out all the bugs so less of these outages occur.

  • Bodhiballer

    So these are the new markets soon to be experiencing 4G LTE outages.  Welcome!

    • Alex

      i think vzw has been very will in their consistency with lte.  considering it started only last year and many many places are covered by verizons 4g.  no other carrier beats vzw in lte… in nyc you see [email protected] saying that lte is coming soon for the city…  lte outages happen maybe twice a month… and last maybe an hour.

  • Steve

    I love the expansion but just wish they would come north and give some 4G speed to Maine.

    • Pprichar

      I hear you, I go to UNE and while the 3G coverage in Biddeford is fine and dandy, when I’m in MA to visit family it’s farcking amazing!

  • tjpeco

    I KNOW that they expanded Downtown Orlando.  I went from getting 2 bars of 4G outside my house to full bars.  Its fantastically speedy now.

  • zepfloyd

    Ok, so they expand Hilton Head, but Myrtle Beach??

    • LionStone

      Yea that was odd…really hard to ‘cipher which towns get it over other towns. On the West coast another sleepy little coastal town where I work, called Half Moon Bay, also recently got 4G but wasn’t reported.

    • My guess is that they expanded hilton head because of the heritage golf tournament. It’s a pretty big event. I’m not a huge golf fan, but it brings a lot of traffic to HHI. 

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  • Static_prone

    I wish we could see most west coast expansions.  Maybe cover more of the Willamette valley.  

    • Shadow303

      I couldn’t agree more. Where is the love for the state captial anyway? Going on 16 months now of “its coming next month’ from the corp shops.  I doubt we’ll see it before 2013 at this rate, and by then, I will have the means to just term all five lines and pay the fee, and jump ship. This is total bull.

  • Every Town USA

    Where is the love for Klamath Falls Oregon? Rockin 3G but I want 4G!

  • Dwjr82

    And still no Columbus Georgia….. let’s go big red….even T-Mobile has 4g hete

  • Dom Suppa

    where exactly in northern nj?

    • I was wondering this too. I’m right outside of Jersey City and sometimes my signal is spotty at best. I get 1 bar of 4G sometimes, but that could also just be my G-Nex.

    • ozo012

      Yeah you would think they would give some more specifics like counties at least…

  • Tyler Casilio

     Niagara Falls, NY has it now too, since last week. I think they were testing it or something cuz it would be 4G for like 10 minutes then 3G, then 4G

  • Philly finally expanding! Maybe now I’ll get a signal at my apartment across the river.

    • You don’t already? I’m near Mt. Holly and its spotty, my the gf lives near Audubon and its 4 bars 4g all the time!

      • The 4G is strong from King of Prussia to points east into Philly. However, the signal drops to 3G just west of Malvern on the PA turnpike

        • Frank Urbanski

           I am hoping it picks up towards the Collegeville area so I can enjoy the speeds at home that I do at work in KoP.

        • zepfloyd

          Yeah, also always drops back to 3G heading to the Outlets once you get past Collegeville-Phoenixville on 422.

      • I’m in Deptford, right by the mall. Solid 4G there (VZW store inside), and around my complex I get a signal on a good day. I think the trees around the apartment and the walls block the signal. I’m just looking for more consistency.

        • I’m hoping for the same thing in the mt. holly area, seems like we have similar coverage issues! 🙂

  • Anakin2solo

    It would be nice if they could beef up their coverage in the markets they already have (DENVER).  My 4G service has gone to crap over the past 4-6 months.  It used to be amazingly fast and it would lock on 4G all day (I sit in the same spot all day).  Now it drops 4G constantly and even drops to 1x every once in a while.  3G is worthless as it barely will load a webpage.  Pretty sad as it used to be amazing.

  • Michael_NM

    I love the VZW PR always comes out of Basking Ridge. Each time it makes me think that VZW PR execs are on a ridge basking in their arrogance.

    • Erik

      the funnier part is i live 10mins from basking ridge and do not have LTE… its said extended LTE area for 6 months at my address but never seen it active… hopefully it gets turned on tmrw

    • summit1986

      It makes me think of Baskin-Robbins…

    • Ihateyou

      you’re an idiot and your comments never add any value to this site.  

      Plus basking ridge is a very rich area and you could probably never afford to live there.

  • bigdav1178

    Well, they state they are expanding LTE in “Allentown/Bethlehem, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pa”. Hopefully that means they’ll finally reach Reading and Lancaster which are more or less in the middle between those cities. …I wouldn’t want to bet on it though.

    • @bigdav – a man can hope & pray, right???  I’m praying HARD for it!!!

  • Johnnny

    Holy smokes, Northern, NJ finally gets covered! you figured they would’ve covered the area for their headquarters sooner

    • Erik

      you woulda thought… but thier HQ wasnt even covered in LTE until a couple months back

      • picaso86

         I live 2 miles down their HQ and I can barely get 3G service. Brave Verizon Bravo!

    • MFG


    • Hoff16

       Northern NJ, depending on where you are is covered. I don’t have a problem in most parts of Bergen County!

      • Erik

        anything north and west of parsippany in morris county isnt covered as of right this second

  • mikesuds

    Nice! Harrisburg and south central PA could use a little boost!

    • chris125

       Yeah Harrisburg’s lte was kind of iffy before at times.

      • mikesuds

        very true. I work in the capitol complex and even here at times it’s not the greatest. Hopefully the expansion will reach out to Carlisle because it’s pretty bad there now. 

        • chris125

           yeah even crossing the bridge from hbg to the west shore the lte is awful and many times drops right to 3g or nothing

    • TC Infantino

      I work in the Strawberry Square buildings and the 4G there has been good, but they certainly needed to expand, because once you crossed the bridge to the west shore you seemed to be stuck with 3G.  I hope they also put up some more towers towards Mechanicsburg and Carlisle because I live between the two and I barely get enough signal for a phone call at my place.

    • Mps623

       I want 4G in Newport.. Haha .. it will be prob. the last town to get 4G

    • JDH

      Worried that Lancaster, PA will get the shaft because we don’t lie along an interstate highway.