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Verizon Adds 34 New 4G LTE Markets Tomorrow, Bringing Total to 371 Markets

As we reported on last week, Verizon plans to officially flip the switch on 34 new 4G LTE markets tomorrow (August 16), as well as expand their speeds into 38 others. For those keeping count, that brings the total of Verizon 4G LTE markets to an astonishing 371 markets in the United States, covering more than 75% of the population.

At this pace, Verizon will easily reach their goal of 400 markets in total by the end of the year. Many of the below cities listed are already seeing 4G LTE, but tomorrow marks the day that Verizon makes it “official.”

New Markets:

  • Hot Springs, Ark.
  • Redding, Calif.
  • Valdosta and Waycross, Ga.
  • Centralia and Danville, Ill.
  • Parsons, Salina and Topeka, Kan.
  • Alexandria and Monroe, La.
  • Pittsfield, Mass.
  • Battle Creek and Muskegon, Mich.
  • Mankato and Worthington, Minn.
  • Joplin and Sedalia, Mo.
  • Bismarck, Grand Forks and Minot, N.D.
  • Chillicothe, Ohio
  • Reading, Pa.
  • Aberdeen, S.D.
  • Laredo, Odessa and Texarkana, Texas
  • Brattleboro and White River Junction, Vt.
  • Charlottesville, Va.
  • Longview, Wash.
  • Eau Claire, La Crosse and Manitowoc, Wis.

Expanding Markets:

  • Los Angeles and Santa Barbara/Santa Maria, Calif.
  • Orlando, Fla.
  • Macon/Warner Robins, Ga.
  • Bloomington, Champaign/Urbana, Decatur/Effingham and Springfield, Ill.
  • Elkhart, Ind.
  • Des Moines, Iowa City and Sioux City, Iowa
  • Dodge City, Garden City and Great Bend, Kan.
  • Lexington and Louisville, Ky.
  • New Orleans, La.
  • Boston, Mass.
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
  • Missoula, Mont.
  • Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Manchester/Nashua, N.H.
  • Las Cruces, N.M.
  • New York, N.Y.
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.
  • Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah
  • Roanoke, Va.
  • Charleston, W.Va.
  • Green Bay, Wis.
  • Little Rock, Ark.
  • Batesville, Ark.
  • Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Thomasville, Ga.
  • Burley, Idaho
  • Twin Falls, Idaho
  • DeKalb, Ill.
  • St. George, Utah.

Enjoy your 4G LTE!


Addition of 34 New Markets on August 16 Brings Verizon Wireless 4G LTE to More Than 370 Markets

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless, owner of America’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, today announced that its 4G LTE network will cover more than 75 percent of the U.S. population when it introduces the network in 34 new markets and expands in 38 other markets on Aug. 16.  With Thursday’s market launches and expansions, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network will be available to customers in 371 markets across the country.

“Our 4G LTE network is currently in more markets than all other U.S. wireless providers combined, and our team is continuing to expand the network so that more customers across the nation can take advantage of 4G LTE speed and capabilities,” said Nicola Palmer, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless.  “We are ahead of schedule with our 4G LTE market roll out and will provide 4G LTE network coverage to more than 400 markets in the near future.”

Products, Services and Plans

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network enables customers to upload images on their social channels, download documents, connect with family and friends and more, all at speeds up to 10 times faster than before.  The company gives customers the largest selection of 4G LTE devices offered by any wireless provider.  Devices range from tablets and mobile hotspots to the latest smartphones and more, including the Samsung Galaxy S® III and the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC.  Details on available devices can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE and information on plans and pricing is available at www.verizonwireless.com/plans.

Verizon Wireless customers can take advantage of HomeFusion Broadband, a solution that leverages the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to deliver high-speed, in-home Internet access for residential broadband, particularly in areas where Internet options are limited or are not currently available.

Verizon Wireless also offers in-store and online Wireless Workshops that provide customers with the information they need to maximize their wireless experience on smartphones and tablets.  For customers new to 4G LTE or looking to purchase a 4G LTE device, Verizon Wireless is now offering a 4G LTE workshop online and in select stores about the power and benefits of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network as well as the basic and advanced features of 4G LTE devices.

New and Expanded Markets

The new markets launching on Thursday include: Hot Springs, Ark.; Redding, Calif.; Valdosta and Waycross, Ga.; Centralia and Danville, Ill.; Parsons, Salina and Topeka, Kan.; Alexandria and Monroe, La.; Pittsfield, Mass.; Battle Creek and Muskegon, Mich.; Mankato and Worthington, Minn.; Joplin and Sedalia, Mo.; Bismarck, Grand Forks and Minot, N.D.; Chillicothe, Ohio; Reading, Pa.; Aberdeen, S.D.; Laredo, Odessa and Texarkana, Texas; Brattleboro and White River Junction, Vt.; Charlottesville, Va.; Longview, Wash.; and Eau Claire, La Crosse and Manitowoc, Wis.

The company will also expand its 4G LTE network in 38 markets on the same day.  The expanded areas include: Los Angeles and Santa Barbara/Santa Maria, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; Macon/Warner Robins, Ga.; Bloomington, Champaign/Urbana, Decatur/Effingham and Springfield, Ill.; Elkhart, Ind.; Des Moines, Iowa City and Sioux City, Iowa; Dodge City, Garden City and Great Bend, Kan.; Lexington and Louisville, Ky.; New Orleans, La.; Boston, Mass.; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.; Missoula, Mont.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Manchester/Nashua, N.H.; Las Cruces, N.M.; New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah; Roanoke, Va.; Charleston, W.Va.; and Green Bay, Wis.  Additional areas include: Little Rock, Ark., expanding into Batesville, Ark.; Tallahassee, Fla., expanding into Thomasville, Ga.; Burley, Idaho, expanding into Twin Falls, Idaho; Chicago, Ill., expanding into DeKalb, Ill.; and Cedar City, Utah, expanding into St. George, Utah.

Speed and Coverage

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, where available, 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 Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.

Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for a full list of 4G LTE markets and additional information on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.  For street-level detail of coverage and more, please visitwww.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE.

  • DDHawkeye

    FINALLY! A decent consistent 4G signal in my condo in Iowa City. Also, it proves the things I’ve always read about Motorola making the best radios… My Droid 4 has two to three bars of 4G consistently, but my roommate’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus only picks up the 3G in the condo.

  • I’m really surprised that Verizon got 4G to southern Idaho so quickly. I thought it would be another year before that happened.

  • NDSiouxFan

    I have 4G in Minot ND this morning! Yipeeeeee!!!!!!!!

  • Live in Grand Forks, ND! Finally, considering Fargo was the only North Dakota city to have it for forever..

  • Now if only verizon had a phone worth buying..

  • yarrellray

    Blah blah, Market after market but in the real world what does this really matter. Especially when all Verizon and it’s CDMA LTE NETWORK does nothing but drains battery life dry. Not to mention the pitiful piss poor signal strength and crappy reception on most of it’s LTE handsets. I don’t here them speaking of the poor Dbm and asu which in turn means Lte is useless. Ask all the current Galaxy Nexus owners how they feel about the overrated and overpriced Lte network and service they receive. People who are on Verizon are brain washed they remind me of apple iphone users misguided. Here in New York City Tmobile pimp slaps Verizon all day long plain and simple. With the kind of battery life i get on my Galaxy S3 on Tmobile Verizon can go piss on itself.

  • knightracer

    It’s been on for a few weeks already in Odessa, TX unofficially. I made good use streaming the Olympics.

  • Raven

    Going live here in ND tomorrow, unfortunately I still only have a 3G phone. September 10th is my upgrade day unless I want to pay full price to keep my unlimited. And then, there is question of waiting for closer to Christmas to see if anything new and must have comes out such as a new Nexus phone or even a Droid 5 slider. Choices, choices.

  • Jim McClain

    they can update all they want, but because of how slow their updates are,I doubt I will stay with verizon when my contract is up

  • well when I saw this I was for sure that Charlotte, NC was going to be one of the expanding markets.. reason being is last week my phone showed a working 4G signal at home for like 20 mins.. then went away 🙁 I am at least 10 miles from closest tower equipped with 4G, so I know they were testing just wish they would make it live!

  • charles

    dekalb illinois?! yes! just in time for move in day at NIU next week

  • Tim242

    I’m in Hot Springs now. 4G is definitely live. It was solid from Little Rock, all the way here. It also now reaches 65 miles south of LR. The Verizon store said the whole state would be covered by the end of the year. I believe them. I love Verizon! I can’t wait until 2am to see the map update! I’m such a geek haha

  • derek connolly

    how about an expansion in North Phoenix. We were one of the first markets but my house is about 5 miles north of phoenix and i barely get 1 bar 3g anywhere near it. (And im not in the middle of nowhere either). As soon as i go down into phoenix i get great 4g coverage.

  • Ozark, Arkansas? When?

    • Tim242

      It’s on both sides of you haha

  • Stewie

    Of course they are, how else can they then frack the existing userbase on tiered data by turning on VoLTE ?

  • woo hoo…..hopefully i will get full bars of LTE in my house instead of “just” 2 bars 😉
    orlando area. looking forward to this as my 2 main locations (work and home) i usually only average 6mbps down.

  • El Big CHRIS

    Finally they’re expanding the LA area. I live in Pomona and my GNex struggles to get 2 bars (the phone is to blame a little too)

  • otter34

    Still bad in Detroit

  • MrToTo83

    Loving the 4G in La Crosse….WOOT WOOT!

  • I hope that expanded coverage in Boston helps the weak ass signal in Back Bay.

  • PC_Tool

    Nice. At least they are improving their network with all those extra fees… 😉

  • OMG woot, La Crosse, Finally!!!!!!

  • 000buck

    And still no more expansion in southeast Michigan? I now put them in the same catagory as AT&T:)

  • J. Gilbertson

    I wish they would expand the Dallas-Fort Worth Market. I live about 20 min north of Dallas and my RAZR drops data all the time. It used to be decent/good but now it drops all the time. Same as my friend’s Bionic. My RAZR seems to work flawlessly with LTE data in NW Arkansas.

  • jaw_shoe_uh

    Longview, WA made the list! Now that is news.

  • harryballs1234

    Nebraska, what about Nebraska? Guess Omaha and Lincoln are the only ones that matter….

  • mbaldwin85

    Cue up people complaining about not having LTE yet and trying to make a case for their city/town…

  • MotoRulz

    Everytime the expand their 4G coverage I loose my 4G and when I have it the signal is weak as hell..

  • DanSan

    im less than 50 miles from NYC and half of long island still doesnt have 4G. some towns here and there do, even the ones out on the far east end. i dont understand why its so hard.

  • TheDrizzle

    Waiting for an expand in Texas. I only need a couple feet!

  • ten2o3

    La crosse/ eau claire, wi has been on for about a week now. Most of the area (75 miles) in between has 4g too. Including Arcadia where I work with the huge population of 2000 people. Also Wausau, WI has been 4g for over a month but has never been included in one of these lists. Loving 4g, my data is gonna go through the roof, good thing I’m still on unlimited!

    • Andrew

      Wausau has 4G due to Cellcom(They are one of those rural partners with Verizon, using VZW’s spectrum). They go all the way north to Marinette.


    • MrToTo83

      Onalaska/Holmen are 4G but not La Crosse.

  • Poor Oregon… no new markets or expansion for you…

  • Hopefully the expansion in St Paul will be an upgrade of some of the existing towers.

    • Gcombs

      I get 4G everywhere I go in St. Paul. What part are you in if you don’t mind me asking?

      • Most everywhere. there is a spot on 94 around Cretin where it drops out on my commute. I was referring to the apparent hardware incompatibility of the local batch of towers with the radios on the .10 galaxy nexus that causes outgoing audio to drop out. My wife went through 3 of them before just getting an S3. My .09 GNex has had this happen 70% of her calls in the west 7th area, just outside of downtown.

  • Brian Sargent

    I live about 2 miles from 4g and get 1 bar of 3g at my house. They have even upgraded my hometown.

  • MarkLTE

    They still won’t come here, was told June, then July, then August, well Here is the August push, and nothing… more like the 5th of Never…

  • 1MPR0BUS

    One day my little corner in South East PA will get 4G…. one day. 20 Minutes North of me and there’s 4G, 20 minutes South 4G BUT NONE AT MY HOUSE.

    • richcricketz

      well your not part of the 75%, that’s better odds than any casino in the world. bad luck for you.

    • TheDrizzle

      You feel cheated about 20 minutes? My next door neighbors get 4G and we don’t (not reliably anyway).

      • JoshGroff

        I feel slightly better now.

    • JoshGroff

      Same, Bucks County is getting no love… And there’s 2 VZW retail stores in Quakertown…

      • warsaw79

        I know it’s in Doylestown and North Whales.

        • richardnogginz

          Yup I’m in perkasie in bucks Co and nothing. 4G stops in Montgomeryville and I think it picks back up in Bethlehem

    • StockGS3er

      Same here only 25 miles north of Pittsburgh. Several areas around me have it but nowhere near many house.

    • T4rd

      I’m part of the Expanded market around Louisville, KY. I get 4G on one side of my building and 0-1 bars of 3G on the other side. Guess which side I work on >-(.

    • bigdav1178

      Yeah, I feel your pain. I’m in the 15-20 mile swath between the Philly and Reading markets (on a good day I might pick up a bar of LTE for a short time). Thought for sure that I’d have a good signal when Reading went live, but I seem to be just outside of coverage at 8 miles away. Guess I’m waiting for Pottstown to go live now.