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Here are Verizon’s New 4G LTE Markets That Launch Next Week, Rest of 2012 Too

Verizon just announced via webcast that they will activate their 400th 4G LTE market next week and that VoLTE will hopefully be live by the end of 2013. While those two announcements are major, I’m sure that those of you not yet in an LTE market are dying to know if you are in the next batch. We have the list for you, but beyond that, Verizon also provided us with a list of the markets that they are expanding coverage in, and which towns and cities across this great country that will see LTE before the year is over with. 

New Markets:

  • Gladsden, Ala
  • Chico/Oroville, Calif
  • Owensboro, Ky
  • Waterville/Augusta, Maine
  • Marquette, Mich
  • Brainerd and Fergus Falls/Alexandria, Minn
  • Hattiesburg and Laurel, Neb
  • Columbia, Mo
  • Norfolk and North Platte, Neb
  • Clovis, NM
  • Jamestown, NY
  • Bend and Medford/Grants Pass, Ore
  • Amarillo and Victoria, Texas
  • Aberdeen and Walla Walla, Wash
  • Morgantown, W. Va


  • Tuscaloosa, Ala
  • Bakersfield, Fresno, and Los Angeles, Calif
  • New Haven/Waterbury, Conn
  • Jacksonville, Fla
  • Albany/Tifton, Athens, and Gainesville, Ga
  • Hilo and Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Idaho Falls and Pocatello, Idaho
  • Bloomington, Decatur/Effingham, and Peoria, Ill
  • Evansville, Ind
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Pittsburg/Parsons, Kan
  • Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Lansing, Mich
  • St. Cloud, Minn
  • Jackson, Miss
  • Joplin and Kansas City, Mo
  • Albuquerque and Sante Fe, NM
  • Albany/Scenectady, New York, Rochester, and Syracuse, NY
  • Knoxville, Tenn
  • Seattle, Spokane, and Tacoma, Wash
  • Casper/Gillette, Wyo

Active by End of 2012:

  • Selma, Ala
  • Blytheville, Ark
  • Flagstaff, Nogales, Prescott, and Sierra Vista/Douglas, Ariz
  • Eureka, Calif
  • Grand Junction, Colo
  • Lewiston/Moscow, Idaho
  • Vincennes/Washington, Ind
  • Fort Dodge and Ottumwa/Oskalossa, Iowa
  • Petoskey, Mich
  • Willmar/Marshall, Minn
  • Butte, Mont
  • Grand Island/Kearney and Hastings, Neb
  • Lebanon/Claremont, NH
  • Farmington and Gallup, NM
  • East Liverpool/Salem, Ohio
  • Muskogee, Okla
  • Pendleton and Roseburg, Ore
  • Sumter, SC
  • Abilene, Texas
  • Keene, NH
  • Brattleboro, Vt
  • Kennewick/Pasco/Richland, Port Angeles, Wenatchee, and Yakima, Wash
  • Riverton and Rock Springs, Wyo



21 New Markets Launch on Oct. 18; More Than 30 Additional Markets Planned for November and December

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and SAN DIEGO – Verizon Wireless released today a list of markets it will launch on Oct. 18 as well as additional markets planned for launch in November and December.

On Thursday, Oct. 18, the company will introduce its 4G LTE network in: Gadsden, Ala.; Chico/Oroville, Calif.; Owensboro, Ky.; Waterville/Augusta, Maine; Marquette, Mich.; Brainerd and Fergus Falls/Alexandria, Minn.; Hattiesburg and Laurel, Miss.; Columbia, Mo.; Norfolk and North Platte, Neb.; Clovis, N.M.; Jamestown, N.Y.; Bend and Medford/Grants Pass, Ore.; Amarillo and Victoria, Texas; Aberdeen and Walla Walla, Wash.; and Morgantown, W. Va.

The company will also expand its 4G LTE network in 37 markets where Verizon Wireless 4G LTE was already available.  These markets include: Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Bakersfield, Fresno and Los Angeles, Calif.; New Haven/Waterbury, Conn.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Albany/Tifton, Athens and Gainesville, Ga.; Hilo and Honolulu, Hawaii; Idaho Falls and Pocatello, Idaho; Bloomington, Decatur/Effingham and Peoria, Ill.; Evansville, Ind.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Pittsburg/Parsons, Kan.; Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing, Mich.; St. Cloud, Minn.; Jackson, Miss.; Joplin and Kansas City, Mo.; Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M.; Albany/Schenectady, New York, Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma, Wash.; and Casper/Gillette, Wyo.

Verizon Wireless also announced that the following markets will receive 4G LTE coverage before the end of 2012: Selma, Ala.; Blytheville, Ark.; Flagstaff, Nogales, Prescott and Sierra Vista/Douglas, Ariz.; Eureka, Calif.; Grand Junction, Colo.; Lewiston/Moscow, Idaho; Vincennes/Washington, Ind.; Fort Dodge and Ottumwa/Oskaloosa, Iowa; Petoskey, Mich.; Willmar/Marshall, Minn.; Butte, Mont.; Grand Island/Kearney and Hastings, Neb.; Lebanon/Claremont, N.H.; Farmington and Gallup, N.M.; East Liverpool/Salem, Ohio; Muskogee, Okla.; Pendleton and Roseburg, Ore.; Sumter, S.C.; Abilene, Texas; Keene, N.H./Brattleboro, Vt.; Kennewick/Pasco/Richland, Port Angeles, Wenatchee and Yakima, Wash.; and Riverton and Rock Springs, Wyo.

For a full list of markets that currently have 4G LTE coverage, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 94.2 million retail customers, including 88.8 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 78,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.  To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

  • Yay for the HI (Hawaii)! Mo 4G mo bettah haha

  • Yii Gads!

    I am completely stunned that the small city of Walla Walla at 31,000 people now has 4G and Tri-cities 50 miles west with an MSA of 300,000 still is not even planned to launch this year. The local Verizon store was over a year off when I paid big $$$$$$$$$$ for my HTC Thunderbolt in March of 2011. What a rip-off!

  • Urufu_shinjiro

    What do they mean “expanding” in Albany/Gifting GA? Albany has NO 4g and tifton is an hour hour and a half away. WTH?

  • Joshua

    The problem with VZW is they turn on 1 LTE tower in a city and call it covered. Hmmm Verizon is Red, Mitt Romney is Red; Verizon lies, Romney lies, connection?

  • Mason Lammers

    GO NEBRASKA!!! Who would have guessed North Platte and Norfolk before Kearney and Grand Island… Now lets wait until 2014 and I may finally get some 3G speeds on my 4G small town Nebraska network.

  • SchwannyT

    That’s right baby. Hyrum Utah, pop. 2,000. I get 4 bars of 4G in my basement. 10MB up and down

  • New Jersey?! where you at!? Damn verizon, it’s your home state! give us moar 4G

  • Dom Suppa

    and once again Western NJ get’s sh*t on! Hey Verizon youre only 10 miles from me how about some f’ng love already?

  • Adam E.

    Ortonville in Michigan has been live since last week. Been getting a steady 3 bars of LTE.

    • a.youth.in.Asia

      Any updates I see Michigan sees no love, it’s probably the last metropolitan area to receive coverage. Might be because it’s Detroit?

  • I’m on the wrong Side of Arkansas, and I’m in between LTE covered areas.

  • bejahu

    FINALLY Aberdeen gets coverage! I want to enjoy high speed while I still have my unlimited data package…

  • socalrailroader

    That list is incomplete, Ukiah, pop.16,000 and Cloverdale, pop.8,000 got LTE last week, they are both located here in Northwestern California, aka the North Coast.

    • LionStone

      Damn straight, heard it here first on DL!

      • socalrailroader

        Lol From a guy named Lion I think 😀 😉 I wonder when we’ll get it in Redwood Valley from VZ, hopefully soon. The site that serves my place is on a ridgetop less than a mile from me, it’s actually a MonoPine, with USCC panels in the middle and VZ panels on top.

  • AJA0

    Come on, Tennesssee (Specifically Charleston) Needs some love!

  • Jerry Wilcox

    How the hell does Walla Walla, WA get 4g before the tri-cities ( Kennewick, Richland, Pasco). That’s is FUBAR… chalk it up to Verizon with their collective heads up their rear ends again.

  • Spider210

    and here in upstate ny with 4 bars coverage, lucky to get .3mbps download and still no sign of 4g lte…

  • CParker

    GADSDEN! Finally

  • Joseph

    Have they fixed not transitioning from 3G to 4G when data is active yet (ie. streaming music in a car) or is that just how things will work forever. My friend’s AT&T phone transitions both ways fine while streaming.

    • LionStone

      Never knew it was a problem, I stream Pandora fine for hours driving in and out of 3/4G.

      • a.youth.in.Asia

        Pandora can stream with no buffer on 2G

        • LionStone

          Not with my experience, on VZ.

  • RoadsterHD1

    is this going to mean faster speeds?

  • Scottyb

    Of course my town is no where in Site… I live right at the beach too. Sucks, 3 4G phones later, and….

  • Chris

    I’m surprised that my town isn’t on there, VZW just put a new tower up right outside of my town…..

  • Only part of Ventura County, CA still. Most of it is *Extended Coverage* and speedtest gives a lowsy 400kb avg. In other words, it blows.

  • Captain_Doug

    Yes! Tri-Cities is set.

    • Jerry Wilcox

      Yeah not till end of the year.. how many times have we heard that before.. 3 times so far that I can count. And Walla Walla gets it before we do.


    North Platte is way smaller than Kearney, Grand Island and Hastings and they are getting 4G before us. Gotta be kidding me

  • majormudafuckinhun

    Why we pay!

  • Silver Veloz

    Santa Clarita, Ca – Please!!!!

    • No kidding. 170k residents, affluent area, no idea why there is no active tower here.

    • orion11


    • Lakerzz

      I’m in Antelope Valley, and we just recently got it. I visit Santa Clarita all the time, and I’m surprised there isn’t any 4g…should be soon I hope.

      • I just switched over from AT&T and I have to say to things in the first 2 days that have driven me crazy.
        1. I can’t browse the internet while on the phone
        2. no 4G in Santa Clarita Valley
        I had both of these with AT&T. Unless I am convinced in the next week that these will change soon, I am cancelling and going back to AT&T

  • I would like to know Verizon’s selection process.

    • Tim242


      • Tyler Chappell

        I have happily had Verizon’s LTE since April of 2011. Indiana is a surprisingly great place to live for Verizon’s LTE coverage. Purdue was like the first place to have it 😀

        • Tim242

          Arkansas is a great place for it as well. Even rural areas have it. Now, I have my $800 set aside for the Note 2, they need to bring it on. Gotta pay to keep that unlimited : )

          • Tyler Chappell

            When are we getting married? XD

          • Tim242

            You know what they say about men with small hands. Are you sure you want to get married? Haha

          • Tyler Chappell

            lmao, as long as you’re good at back massages, I don’t care how small your hands are 😛 They can hold a Note just fine!

    • Population/potential customer density I would wager.

  • dquicknc

    So I will not see LTE in my home town before the end of the Mayan Calendar. Just plain sucks!

    • Tim242

      The Mayan calendar did not have leap year. 12/21/12 occurred last may on their calendar. You are safe

  • Esteban_Colberto

    Clarkston Washington and Lewiston Idaho confirmed working since 10/5.

  • Austin

    Awesome to see them giving Nebraska some Love!!

  • Finally Wenatchee WA Merry Xmas us

  • pimfram

    Woo, the cabin will probably get it soon!

  • Screwing over northern Wisconsin again.

    • How far north? Green Bay has 4G, I think Eue Claire does too. Nobody lives up north so don’t hold your breath.

      • Antigo/Crandon/Rhinelander

        We got EVDO fairly early in the game and the corporate Verizon rep originally said July 2012… now the rep isn’t even saying a date.

    • thedonxr

      I think there is a monopoly in Wausau WI because its the only city in the world that is still extended network for me.

  • I thought Gainesville was in FL………….

  • Palm springs California has been getting 4g for two weeks now and it’s not on ant list weird.

  • Opinionated_In_Bangor

    Bangor, Maine still doesn’t get any love!!! Christ man, when will we get 4G???

    • Todd Nicholas

      It’s been active for a while in one area of town, Union street near the airport.

      • Opinionated_In_Bangor

        Yeah… The Verizon building is just across the street.

  • Sobr0801

    Finally, St. Cloud has been lagging since the release of the iphone 5

  • My hometown of Idaho Falls, ID is getting it? NOTHING moves fast in that place. Their heads will probably explode when LTE is deployed.

  • DanSan

    i love how they never made mention of long island, NY in any of these press releases but the day before the iShit5 gets released my 4G kicks in like all hell.

    guess i can thank apple for something…

    • Long Island except for the Eastern North Shore has had LTE since the summer

      • DanSan

        it stopped at nassau/suffolk line for the most part. but also had small pockets in certain areas (huntington, riverhead, deer park, bayshore, etc) but they were also very low speeds in most of them. Now i see its spread like all hell in the past month.

        • Not really. The entire Island (except for the Eastern North Shore) has had LTE since the summer.

          • Chris

            Not true. I live in Lake Grove and with the exception of the area immediately around Smith Haven Mall, we have yet to get LTE. It is not active north & west to Hauppauge, South to Ronkonkoma, or east out to Port Jefferson. For the most part, the LIE has been the barrier – anything north of the LIE still does not have it.

          • DanSan

            @551e7061949526293f0ebd0a3ed41e6d:disqus exactly.. i barely get it in hauppauge where i work. definitely agree the LIE seems to be a border for LTE sometimes. I get it in farmingville/selden/coram area but its gone after that. i catch it in and out on the way to work down the LIE. i drive sometimes 150 miles a day in my company truck so i have a good idea of where it is, and where it isnt. definitely not like @facebook-1639081047:disqus says..

          • Hey, I live in Port Jeff and I don’t get 4G. From where I have driven around you are correct. I guess I didn’t specify enough about the North Shore. I meant the North of the LIE and when I said east, I basically meant Suffolk. I also understand that there may be dead spots, but most of Long Island, (save for what i meant ion and you have pointed out) has 4G. I am sorry for any confusion I may have caused. I am just really stoked to have LTE in my area.

          • I just wanted to point out that I live in Centereach and just started receiving 4G this morning. It’s weird that Verizon didn’t mention a deeper Long Island extension in their press release, but perhaps they’re going to do it slowly and don’t want to promise something they can’t guarantee. It’s kind of cool to see my dBM progressively get better as the day goes on and I’m guessing more towers are lit. I’m not sure how far it’ll extend but at least I have it at home.

  • Maybe someday they’ll get around to fixing the piss-poor 4G service I have in Albuquerque, NM. It used to be great, now I can’t hold 4G for more than like 5 minutes at a time.

  • Nick Saban

    Gadsden, AL not Gladsden, AL

  • The towers going up in Morgantown are finally going online!

  • Casey Artner

    Bend and Medford/Grants Pass, Ore
    Amigad, yay! Guess they had to beat US Cellular to it…

  • beng8686

    Holy sh!t do I see Neb? Wow!

    • i know right? too bad Hastings isnt going live until the END of 2012…right when im moving out of the state. shitheads!

  • Kane Stapler

    Gadsden, AL*
    Took em long enough to get here

    • El777

      I live in Boaz and we have 4G… How the crap does Gadsden not have it??

      • billybobjon

        Lol gladsden lmao!

  • I thought by the end of 2012 they were supposed to have LTE everywhere there is 3G? Cause south jersey is apparently being ignored, we have 1 tower in Atlantic City and some of the west picks up Philly’s coverage. The rest of us are sitting here twiddling our thumbs

    • OhAaron

      It is by the end of 2013.

    • zepfloyd

      Most of that area is pretty sparsely populated…

      • Aardvark99

        Sparsely populated? Not really, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:New_Jersey_Population_Map.png

        You’d expect the red/orange areas to have coverage, but they don’t. Hell, I barely get 3G many places and I live in that orange/red area nearly Philly.

        • nightscout13

          According to that map, yes sparsely.

          • Aardvark99

            look at these maps for other states…

    • Shawn Goede

      No by the end of 2013

    • roo5ter

      That’s by the end of 2013. The VoLTE article posted today covers it.

  • Michael_NM

    What about Point Barrow, AK? Damn it!

  • Varucell

    I don’t know why Casper Wyoming isn’t a new market. It hasn’t been here before and Gillette is like 2 and half hours from here.

    • So because you are hundreds of miles from an office to a big company, you should have 4G?

      • Varucell

        I am saying that it shows Casper as an expansion. How do you expand from something that was never there in the first place.

  • Nice, love to see more places in WA getting coverage!

    • Apparently, someone hates WA state.

      • Captain_Doug

        They’re probably from the west side. =D

  • Hattiesburg, MS is on. Nice !!!

    • Brett Favre can send dick pics with even greater speed now!

      • will bartlett


      • a.youth.in.Asia

        Where’s the beef?!

    • usmitcboy

      I would love to experience it in a few weeks for Homecoming… but Im not so sure I want to drive 4.5 hours & see us go 0-7 🙁 Decisions….