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Verizon Expands 4G LTE Reach Through American Heartland and East Coast

Over the past week, Verizon has put some serious work in to their 4G LTE network. With expansions all across middle America and tons in New York, it wouldn’t surprise me if thousands of folks have been basking in the speedy goodness. For the full run down of expansions that took place in New York, Missouri, Kansas, and Ohio, see the list down below. 

New York:

  • Niagara Falls
  • Amherst
  • Brant
  • North Collins
  • Dunkirk
  • Utica
  • New Hartford
  • Whitesboro
  • Albany
  • Schenectady
  • Saratoga Springs
  • Altamont
  • Berne
  • Brunswick
  • Clifton Park
  • Coeymans
  • Cohoes
  • Delanson
  • Delmar
  • Galway
  • Knox
  • Westerlo


  • Gardner
  • DeSoto
  • Lansing
  • Leavenworth, including Fort Leavenworth
  • Manhattan
  • Junction City
  • Wamgeo
  • Wichita
  • Andale


  • Portage County Areas:
  • North to Dominion Drive;
  • South to Meloy Road;
  • West to Pearl Street, and;
  • East to Cox Avenue.


  • Savannah
  • Amazonia
  • Country Club
  • St. Joseph
  • Easton
  • Gower
  • Stewartsville
  • Cameron
  • Amity
  • Winston
  • Gallatin
  • Jamesport
  • Bethany
  • Ridgeway
  • Eagleville
  • Mt. Moriah
  • Princeton
  • Mercer
  • Holt
  • Kearney
  • Platte City
  • Peculiar
  • Dearborn
  • Trimble

Verizon has also stated that Georgia is about to receive a whole lot of expansions in the coming weeks. Keep your eyes peeled.

Via: Verizon

  • noudidnot

    Pocono Region Tannersville, Reeders, PA just started to get 4g LTE (Verizon) 2 days ago…

  • firemaned

    4G recently turned on in Columbus, GA including Ft. Benning.

  • There’s more than this because I got lit up yesterday in Indiana

  • nessa

    san bernardino ca plox

    • nessa

      hehehe we got it the day after i posted this 😀 45down 19-22 up
      used 3gb on speed tests in an hour yay 4 speed

  • thay guy

    Some 4G in KY would be nice.

  • john boner

    dunkirk represent shits been live for almost two weeks though

  • if your only 20 to 30 min away u should get the 4g cause my town dont have a tower but i get 4g from Jacksonville which is 30-45 miles away

  • Mizzark

    Columbus, GA has been quietly lit for a week or two now

  • king

    Where is Gaffney SC?

  • Hal

    On 6/24, Verizon added 4-G ti Thousand Oaks and Westlake Villiage, CA, without announcing it.

  • Arkansas, river valley?

  • Go Hawkeyes

    In St Joseph, MO. I was wondering why I have been randomly getting an LTE signal the past few days. I was getting very excited and now the news that I’m not crazy and that I’m finally getting coverage here has made my day.

    • You’re in St Joe? nice, I’m in Chillicothe, I’m hopeing this will include me, even though its not listed, but all the little towns including the amish town is listed, so, lol.

      • michael arazan

        I’m in st.louis county 8 miles from two 4g towers and have never gotten anything above 12 down and 6 up, i swear my wifi seems faster at times. 3 towers in all of west county, 2 towers for the entire city of st.louis. 1 in south county, 1 in st.peters. Basically 7 4g towers for almost 2 million people in st.louis counties and city, around 900 square miles

        • Go Hawkeyes

          I don’t know how many towers are in the Kansas City area but I get a good LTE signal in pretty much the entire metro area, even on the Kansas side. I would have guessed that the St Louis coverage would be better.

          I’ll be happy with “just” 12 down and 6 up as that is worlds better than just 3G alone.

  • justin

    And Lawrence left out again.

    • cobjones

      … And lake Perry /sadface.

  • this seems legitimate.

  • ScottyfromGA

    F it…I JUST had internet with wifi installed at my house….battery life is better and its faster than 4G to me.

  • antintyty

    Can’t wait to see some 4G in South GA finally….

    • Nate

      I hear that. Going to Southern for College and would love to see me some LTE in Statesboro.

    • Mizzark

      Columbus is lit now, went quietly in about 2 weeks ago.. may flicker from time to time as they work out any kinks before it is official.. but we finally got it

  • RoadsterHD1

    Does this explain allot of data drops?

  • DanSan

    does anyone remember the post back in may where they said they were expanding on long island, new york..

    wtf happened with that. i have yet to notice a change.

  • DontBeConfused

    Even if your town is listed, you’re not guaranteed. I live in Miami. Verizon turned 4g on early here. I have to be downtown or a bit north to get it. I live in the suburbs south of downtown, and get no 4g.

    On the other hand, I get 4g in Tampa and in the middle of no where (literally, swamp lands and marshes) between Naples and Tampa. I’m assuming coverage is hit or miss

    • JohnPA2006

      I would take 3G in Miami over 4G in Newark NJ any day.
      I would become a bum on Miami Beach…. :o)

  • sk102704

    I bet we’ll some expansions in CT soon. I was in New London this weekend and had full 4G and I noticed it in the Branford/Guilford area recently.

    • romma

      Hey, you must have been at the OpFest/Sailfest..

    • SeanBello

      some of Norwich has it too, but upper right hand corner is barren

  • DroidJ

    Small thing, but Wamego, not Wamgeo.

  • OhAaron

    Georgia expansions? I like!

  • TheDrunkenClam

    I grew up in Columbus OH, and I have never heard of any of that stuff listed there.. LOL

  • Gus

    That is not the network expansion I am looking for.

  • AbbieRosario

    Wait, there is place called Amazonia, Missouri? That is awesome.

    • Bionic

      Amazon should buy it and put HQ there

    • Go Hawkeyes

      It is a hole in the wall town with nothing but a dilapidated grade school building and about 40 trailer houses. The new coverage in Missouri is covering a lot of rural area. I’m rather surprised. But happy because I’ll finally get LTE at home and not just at work.

  • Bionic

    Verizon lights up LTE in middle of nowhere cities while AT&T sulks in the corner. And sprint? They havent even taken their viagara yet to get started.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      TO be fair… there’s hardly a Major City you can find without Verizon LTE.

      • Bionic

        exactly, its a great thing. Thats why I have verizon, best network available

      • NemaCystX

        Lehighton and the Pocono areas are major areas and they don’t have LTE yet 🙁

        • bigdav1178

          Reading still doesn’t have it yet either, and it’s the 5th largest city in PA. Verizon may be lighting up a lot of smaller cities and towns now, but I think there’s still a fair number of major cities out there that do NOT have LTE coverage.

          • gujupmp88

            sorry, but just cause it’s the 5th largest in PA, it doesnt mean that it is a major city. less than 90k is hardly a major city. but you are correct that they are lighting up so many smaller towns that it ridiculous that some cities with 60+ thousand people haven’t gotten it. i live in CT and it seems all of the largest cities have some 4g. (yes the largest cities i’m talking about are all 90+ thousand legal residents)

          • DanKemple

            What people don’t necessarily get is that Verizon contracted out all of their fiber optic wiring to towers. This means while they def give priority to certain areas, a lot of it depends on contractor speed. If towers are hard to get to, or the contractor decides to do certain towers first, Verizon has to wait until they are ready. Also it may be wired and just not testing right. All things to consider as a friends dad actually does this wiring.

        • Illegitimi non Carborundum

          Lehighton? Major??

          • NemaCystX

            I’m sorry your having difficulty comprehending that sentence. Lehighton/Jim Thorpe/Allentown/Reading/Wilks Barre are major places because of their location between New York and New Jersey. They serve as a commute rest/visitors location as well as many tourists visit every year. I’m sure thats considered a major area in PA because of this. Just because a population is low doesn’t mean it doesn’t need coverage for its tourists and commuters

          • Illegitimi non Carborundum

            I am sorry your delusions of grandeur are clouding your logic. Lehighton is not a major area. Been there. Know the area.

        • noudidnot

          Pocono Region Tannersville, Reeders, PA just started to get 4g LTE (Verizon) 2 days ago..

  • SeanBello

    all these random bumpkin towns and no love for CT. so effing annoying.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Boston and Most of Mass and NY have LTE none in CT? That’s hard to believe

      • SeanBello

        there’s some in Hartford and the West and lower East, but the top and upper right hand is largely untouched

  • Saw some 4G flickers in Utica/New Hartford NY over the weekend.

  • everybody complaining about not having 4g in their towns should be happy it goes down repeatedly through out the day its like buying a sucker and getting to lick it once a day

  • RatScallion

    I love how they put 4G in every town surrounding my own. Plattsburg is literally in-between half of those on the list. Some being only 20-30 miles away.

    • You may end up getting it where I am living right now was never listed for expansion and is shown as not having 4G but I get 4 bars.

    • Chris Gustafson

      Damn, you’re way up there. You should see if before the end of the year though.

    • David Hussey

      So much this. In Western MA, they lit up surrounding towns of Holyoke, Northampton, and Westfield actually pretty early in the rollout (same time as Hartford/Springfield), but Easthampton on westward missed the deal. I hope it’s not long before we see LTE

    • summit1986

      I thought I was the only one from Plattsburgh on here

    • OmyMelo

      Check around the SUNY campus, They dont list Oswego,NY either but the college is covered in 4G.

  • Columbus Georgia was turned on about two weeks ago…

    • Joshua Mims

      Holy eff… you’re right. I just toggled on my 4G and BAM!… there it is. So much for getting some kind of official sign of it. I’ve been waiting for what seems like forever for a news story on here stating we have it.

  • Daniel Reitzell

    We are on here in central Louisiana.. finally !!!

  • duke69111

    The cities in Kansas are all suburbs of Kansas City, Topeka or Wichita for the most part. Come on Verizon, lets get some 4g support to some of the smaller areas. I know, I know…

    • AlexKCMO

      Maybe I’ll turn on 4G again. My 4G lags like molasses here in KC. I can load webpages so much faster on 3G because of the lag time on the 4G network.

      • David Hussey

        Haha this makes such little sense. My experience on NYC LTE was just the opposite. Put my cable internet at home to shame.

        • AlexKCMO

          The speed is fantastic. I get about 15 – 25 Mbps. The problem is, let’s say I’m loading Droid-Life (or any other web-page for that matter, it’s not limited to Droid-Life). When I hit “go” there is a 5 – 15 second lag. The bar sits at about 10% complete. Then once the lag is done, it loads instantly.

          On 3G, the lag is non-existent and pages load almost as quickly. The explanation is that 3G here is about 2 Mbps, faster than standard DSL service. The pages load just fine. 15 Mbps is really a bottle neck since the server probably can’t pump out data that quickly and the phone likely can’t render the page that quickly. You’ll see the difference when downloading raw data, like a large file.

          • duke69111

            I notice the same thing from time to time on 4g. In Wichita I can get 8-12mb’s on average.

    • None of them are suburbs of Topeka… I go between Topeka and Lawrence a lot. Hopefully they light up both Topeka and Lawrence soon. Can’t believe Hays and Manhattan have/will get 4g before us lol.

      • duke69111

        Key words “for the most part”. Manhattan, Wamego and Junction City may not be direct suburbs, but they are what 45 minutes to an hour away. I actually thought Topeka had 4g. Point in case Verizon needs to pick it up in Kansas if they plan to make the end of 2013 deadline. They have a lot of land area to cover.

        • Go Hawkeyes

          Manhattan is a college town, that is why it is getting it. The others? No clue.

  • I live right outside Fort Lauderdale Florida. Fort Lauderdale has 4G LTE. I’m 20 minutes away from the 4G LTE goodness. Kill me.

  • 1ofdakoolkidz

    Can someone explain to me how Verizon is based in New Jersey, however NJ is not flooded with 4g, it’s your corporate home state for God’s sake.

    • Ha, I notice that every few months when I take the turnpike to NY!

    • I got 4 bars of 4G in Ocean City 3 weeks ago!

    • erik

      Its because of the nimby people who won’t let towers go up bit complain about bad service speeds

      • 1ofdakoolkidz

        Yeah, I hate those people, only in NJ!

    • Glenn

      I just got 4G in North Jersey this past week. No announcement and if I go to the coverage map and type in my address, it informs me that I would not have 4G where I live. Yet, somehow, I have it now. Maybe they’re rolling more out and doing some testing before they announce it permanently.

  • Josh Flowers

    1mb down & .5up in Charlotte, NC. even at the VZW store running a test on their demo Razrr Maxx.

    loved the ‘speedy goodness’ on my Thunderbolt for about 2 months before speeds went to the crapper.
    hopefully it’s just a fluke for me & seven other friends who can’t break the 2mb mark. (Razrr maxx/thunderbolt/g-nex)

    • Mike

      I’ve gotten 27 Mbps down and almost 12 Mbps up in Salisbury, NC. I can test Concord and Charlotte speeds again some time, but they’ve been well over 10 Mbps in the past.

    • Scottyb112

      Yea I used to average in the high 30’s in some spots! I’ve even had well into the 40’s-50’s down and up to 20 upload. no its like everywhere I go its roughly 5-9Mbps down