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Verizon to Expand 4G LTE Across Midwest and Other Parts of U.S.

Verizon continues to pump out the 4G LTE. Over the next couple of weeks, more cities in the the U.S. will begin to experience the awesomeness that is 4G LTE on their compatible devices. Some of these sites may have already gone live, but Verizon doesn’t give any official dates except for a vague “next couple of weeks” or “later this month.” 

Areas seeing the change:

  • Coffeyville, KS
  • Expansion in Pittsburgh, PA areas
  • Emporia, KS
  • Lawrence, KS
  • Bremerton And Silverdale, Washington
  • Rolla, MO
  • Hays, KS
  • Kansas City, KS/MO areas
  • Tampa Bay, FL
  • Fort Myers, FL
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Buffalo, NY

Verizon’s 4G LTE network is currently available to 75% of America’s population in more than 370 markets.

  • duke69111

    Passed through Emporia, KS over the weekend and 4g is up and running.

  • Matt Jenny

    4G LTE went live in Sherburne, NY earlier this week.

  • Just started getting 4G in my city last week! It was unannounced too.

  • scooter1265

    Please, just give me a tower in Angola, IN and Kendallville, IN! This is ridiculous!

  • Spider210

    Plattsburgh NY could seriously use some 4g…. barely get 50k on 3g here…..

  • Stephen D

    “Expansion in Pittsburgh, PA areas” Awesome. LTE coverage here is pretty decent, but there are a few places that I still don’t have it.

  • SeanBello

    I may as well stop factoring in the 4G aspect of VZW when switching to a GSM Nexus later this year. I don’t have it now (where I live, it’s in surrounding areas just minutes away) and it’s apparently not happening any time soon.

  • 4g in Tifton GA this morning! FINALLY! Some S Georgia love!!!!!!!

  • lumpysherman

    But yet eastern Iowa, NW IL, and SW WI get hosed and left in 3G land. May have to switch to US Cellular for that 4G goodness.

    • Gus

      Yes. I am extremely surprised Dubuque, IA doesn’t have it yet.

  • onthego

    I live North of Pittsburgh, PA about 35 miles and even I have LTE! FTW

  • Leaving out the North Country again 🙁 Maybe someday….

  • coolsilver

    Looks like they want Google Fiber off their back,

  • I live in “Americas hometown” Plymouth,MA and still don’t have 4G but places like Hays, KS is getting it? WTF over!

  • Dave

    Nothing in Rolla ATM, hoping for change!

  • MichaelFranz

    I need some expanded coverage in my area, patch up those 3G only holes and i’ll be super happy

  • Steen Kendle

    Mid Nebraska probably won’t ever see it.

  • RoadsterHD1

    That’s why i’ve been getting some data loss. No bars w/circle slash and then all of the sudden full bars.

  • Josh F.

    Sucks not living in 75% of America’s population nor any of the 370 markets. Out here in Iowa where I keep hoping for LTE.

    • AranelAlasse

      **keeps hoping for any Verizon coverage at all, in certain parts of Iowa…**

    • Ace

      Its coming man. Chat mobility and many others have partnered with Verizon to bring LTE to rural midwest by early next year.

    • lumpysherman

      I feelz your pain

      • I was out in Des Moines in July, I was hitting 4G for most of the time I was out there. Hopefully it continues to expand and hit where you guys are at.

    • balthuszar

      i live in iowa…have had LTE for almost a year now

  • Jarrett Guma

    My county ‘technically’ has 4G according to Verizon. I’ve yet to experience it.

  • The one hope I have with the iPhone release is that it will get Verizon in rush mode to get LTE deployed to as many more markets as possible before the release date.

  • Bloodthirsty

    I’m in Madison, IN and my Nexus keeps flashing 4G but no real signs that it’s for real yet. Been doing this for a month. Curious as to whats going on.

  • shehippie

    Still no love for the top of this mountain in TN. I’m starting to think they are afraid of heights. 🙁

  • majormudafuckinhun

    but what better provider to handle all these new people coming on to the network!

  • Jake

    Glad to see Tampa, FL on the list of places being expanded. We were among the first to get 4G LTE, and it’s great in the middle of Tampa, where I work, but on the eastern edge, around Brandon/Valrico it gets weak and frequently drops to 3G. If the new iPhone is going to have LTE, then VZW needs to make sure their 4G coverage is just as ubiquitous as its 3G coverage is.

  • Capt. Crunch

    Can’t wait for all the iPhone 5 oweners to get on Verizon’s Lte network and slow it down…

    • Mike

      “Verizon 4G LTE lets you send pictures of food to your “friends” faster than ever before.”

    • Lucky Armpit

      That’s pretty much the reason why I’ve been dreading the iPhone 5. I’ve been enjoying the 4G in my area pretty much to myself (and other fine Android owners). I’ve been fearful that once the iPhone 5 has been unleashed to the Sheep of the world, there goes my fast data speeds. Back to wifi I guess.

  • AndrewScardino

    I am in Lubbock, Texas and we have had 4G since Saturday! It is not on the list anywhere I can see but it is here for sure. I have full bars throughout the entire city and 3 bar in basements of my school! Getting about 16mb down and 10mb up!

    • Sometimes it will go live and VZW won’t announce it for quite some time while they do their testing. Congrats on the 4G 🙂

      • Same here in South GA…we just got it at midnight last night!!Woohoo!!

  • Andrew

    I live in Kansas and almost everywhere you go there is LTE! Go VZW!

    • Harry balls

      Yeah, that’s crap. What about Nebraska? One state up you know? We have a whole 2 cities covered here. 🙁

      • OreoMan

        I thought Nebraska only had two cities?

        • El Big CHRIS


          • michael arazan

            Th western side of Nebraska has some LTE, but verizon doesn’t think the rest of the inhabitants or cows in nebraska need LTE.

            I live in St.Louis MO, almost 1000 sq. miles includiing st.L counties over 2 million people and only 7 LTE towers. 2 of the towers are for the entire city.

      • kisypher

        as a fellow Nebraskan I’m happy just to have electricity and indoor plumbing. LTE? most parts of our state west of Lincoln will probably never see it.

  • KB26

    Apparently I have the “extended” 4G network from Verizon. Thanks Verizon, I only get 3G.

    • NexusPhan69

      I was in the same exact place as you since I got my GNex. Starting last month I all of a sudden got more 4G bars than 3G. Hopefully you get the same soon.

  • Justin Evans

    OMG LTE might finally be available at my girlfriends house im so EXCITED.

    • SloppySeconds

      I will let ya know tonight if it is lit up.

  • I live in Gig Harbor, WA… Almost half of the harbor is covered, but still no love for me.. Not even 3G. It seems like Verizon is focusing on our general area.. Which is cool. Just hope they hit my place soon!

  • balthuszar

    queue “why that town but not my town” complaints

  • CHRIS42060

    But what about Puerto Rico? Sprint will have LTE in 8 markets in Puerto Rico in months. Verizon is falling behind.

    • Sloppy

      So, all 12 people with cell phones there should have great coverage then.

    • CHRIS42060

      Apparently my sarcasm didn’t shine through in that comment haha.

  • Damn you Verizon, I want to quit you. But your network is so sexy!

    • leoingle

      that was dumb

      • belsonc

        And yet you responded…

        • leoingle

          Um yeah i did. To tell him that was dumb. Was his whole purpose of posting that to get a response? If so, I am glad i could give him the needed attention he has been deprived. Just because comments are stupid, doesnt mean people dont respond to them. If so, none of your comments would ever get replied to. I mean he called a phone network sexy. He needs to get out of his mom’s basement and socialize with people face to face. Maybe even get a girlfriend, preferably one that isnt blown up. Apparently you should also.

          • belsonc

            Uh huh. Guys, forgive me for baiting the troll, but if anything I would think Adam was making a movie reference. And I find it funny that you seem to know all about my commenting history here. I’m not saying I’m a superstar commenter or anything like that, but still – and on that note, feel free to respond if you want. You know, if you deign this comment worthy to be responded to. Seeing as you seem to be the standardkeeper around here, or something.

          • leoingle

            – they forgive you
            – it is funny
            – i did feel free to respond
            – much obliged as recognizing me as the standardkeeper around here….or something.

            Now get back to watching Star Trek, or Mystery Theater 3000, or whatever you are watching.

          • don’tcrylittlebaby

            why you mad bro?

          • michael arazan

            Lighten up, maybe its sexy cause now his girlfriend can sext him anywhere do to verizon’s network

        • don’tcrylittlebaby

          you mad bro?

        • Alex

          It was a dumb comment. So was your response to the guy saying it was dumb. Verizon sexy? Ok..strange! Belsonc?

      • Diablo81588

        Grow up.

  • Greg Morgan

    Bremerton And Silverdale, Washington–>Sweeeet!!

    • 2001400ex

      Yup I grew up in port orchard and still go back. Will be nice to be on 4g!!!

    • Me

      Grats to the west side of the sound! I go up to Port Townsend from T-town a lot and that should make the trip nicer.

  • Justin

    Keep it coming, VZW. Work on getting 100% Population coverage.

    • leoingle

      lmao 100% huh? there EVDO network doesnt even do that.

      • Justin

        Obviously, but you know what I mean.