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Verizon XLTE Cities

Verizon has made its new AWS-backed XLTE network official, so I can imagine that you are curious if you live in a city that can take advantage. Chances are that you do because the list is massive, but to make sure, you will want to take a look at the official list below. According to Verizon, all of the cities below have active XLTE as of today.

As a reminder, XLTE is simply Verizon putting to use their AWS (Band 4) LTE spectrum in major cities to double the bandwidth of its LTE network. Users will also see faster peak data speeds, without having to do anything other than own an XLTE-ready device. Thankfully, almost all of Verizon’s recently announced phones can take advantage. Check the list here

XLTE Cities


  • Birmingham
  • Decatur
  • Florence
  • Mobile
  • Montgomery
  • Tuscaloosa


  • Flagstaff
  • Phoenix
  • Prescott
  • Tucson


  • El Dorado-Magnolia
  • Fayetteville-Springdale
  • Fort Smith
  • Hot Springs
  • Jonesboro
  • Little Rock
  • Russellville


  • Bakersfield
  • Chico-Oroville
  • Fresno
  • Los Angeles
  • Merced
  • Modesto
  • Redding
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco – Oakland – San Jose
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Stockton
  • Visalia-Porterville
  • Yuba City-Marysville


  • Colorado Springs
  • Denver
  • Fort Collins
  • Greeley
  • Pueblo


  • Greater Fairfield and New Haven
  • Hartford
  • New London County


  • Dover
  • Fort Myers
  • Fort Pierce-Vero Beach

District of Columbia

  • Washington DC


  • Beach
  • Gainesville
  • Lakeland-Winter Haven
  • Melbourne-Titusville
  • Miami-Ft. Lauderdale
  • Orlando
  • Pensacola
  • Sarasota-Bradenton
  • Tallahassee
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg
  • West Palm Beach


  • Athens
  • Atlanta
  • Augusta
  • Columbus


  • Honolulu
  • Kahului-Wailuku


  • Bloomington
  • Carbondale
  • Champaign-Urbana
  • Chicago
  • Danville
  • Decatur-Effingham
  • Kankakee
  • La Salle-Peru-Ottawa
  • Mattoon
  • Peoria
  • Rockford
  • Springfield


  • Anderson
  • Bloomington-Bedford
  • Columbus
  • Elkhart
  • Evansville
  • Indianapolis
  • Kokomo-Logansport
  • Lafayette
  • Marion
  • Richmond
  • South Bend-Mishawaka
  • Terre Haute
  • Vincennes-Washington


  • Cedar Rapids
  • Des Moines
  • Sioux City
  • Blackfoot
  • Burley
  • Pocatello


  • Dodge City
  • Garden City
  • Hays
  • Manhattan-Junction City
  • McPherson
  • Salina
  • Topeka
  • Wichita


  • Lexington
  • Louisville
  • Louisiana
  • Baton Rouge
  • Lake Charles
  • Monroe
  • New Orleans
  • Shreveport


  • Baltimore
  • Salisbury


  • Boston
  • Hyannis-Mid-Cape
  • Pittsfield
  • Springfield
  • Worcester-Fitchburg


  • Benton Harbor
  • Detroit
  • Flint
  • Grand Rapids
  • Houghton
  • Lansing


  • Bemidji
  • Brainerd
  • Duluth
  • Fergus Falls-Alexandria
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Rochester
  • St. Cloud


  • Jefferson City
  • Kansas City
  • St. Joseph


  • Billings


  • Grand Island-Kearney
  • Lincoln
  • North Platte
  • Omaha
  • Scottsbluff


  • Las Vegas
  • Reno

New Hampshire

  • Manchester-Nashua

New Jersey

  • Atlantic City

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque
  • Santa Fe

New York

  • Albany
  • Binghamton
  • Buffalo
  • Elmira-Corning-Hornell
  • Ithaca
  • New York
  • Rochester
  • Syracuse
  • Utica

North Carolina

  • Asheville
  • Charlotte-Gastonia
  • Fayetteville-Lumberton
  • Raleigh-Durham
  • Wilmington

North Dakota

  • Bismarck
  • Dickinson
  • Fargo
  • Grand Forks
  • Minot
  • Williston


  • Canton
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland-Akron
  • Columbus
  • Dayton-Springfield
  • Findlay-Tiffin
  • Lima
  • Mansfield
  • Marion
  • Portsmouth
  • Toledo


  • Bartlesville
  • Lawton
  • Liberal
  • Oklahoma City
  • Tulsa


  • Eugene-Springfield
  • Portland
  • Salem-Albany-Corvallis


  • Allentown-Bethlehem
  • Altoona
  • Erie
  • Harrisburg


  • Lancaster
  • Pittsburgh
  • Reading
  • Scranton-Wilkes Barre
  • Shamokin
  • Sharon
  • State College
  • Stroudsburg
  • Williamsport
  • York

Rhode Island

  • Greater Providence

South Carolina

  • Charleston
  • Columbia
  • Florence
  • Greenville-Spartanburg
  • Greenwood
  • Myrtle Beach

South Dakota

  • Aberdeen
  • Rapid City
  • Sioux Falls


  • Chattanooga
  • Cleveland
  • Cookeville
  • Dyersburg
  • Jackson
  • Knoxville
  • Memphis
  • Nashville


  • Amarillo
  • Austin
  • Beaumont-Port Arthur
  • Bryan-College Station
  • Corpus Christi
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth
  • Houston
  • Laredo
  • Longview-Marshall
  • Paris
  • San Antonio
  • Sherman-Denison
  • Temple-Killeen
  • Tyler
  • Waco
  • Wichita Falls


  • Logan
  • Provo
  • Salt Lake City-Ogden


  • Charlottesville
  • Fredericksburg
  • Greater Hampton Roads
  • Harrisonburg
  • Richmond
  • Roanoke
  • Winchester


  • Longview
  • Olympia
  • Seattle-Tacoma
  • Spokane


  • Appleton-Oshkosh
  • Eau Claire
  • Fond du Lac
  • Green Bay
  • Michael Aubrey

    I live in Louisville Ky. My Verizon Download speed is 39.8 Mgb with 12.6 upload. Thanks Verizon. It has gone higher than this but never much lower since XLTE was turned on in May. Lovin it!

  • Jason Terry

    Doesn’t appear the switch has been flipped in Austin, TX. I have a Note 3 and am still on Band 13. When manually setting it to Band 4, I have no connection at all.

  • Wait. Only a few of Verizon’s newest, and priciest phones, take advantage of XLTE. If you have for instance a 2013 Motorola Droid, e.g, MAXX, HD MAXX, etc., you are out of luck unless you upgrade to a new phone. In any case, faster speeds on the network can equate to higher data usage. For instance, Verizon basically charges $10 per Gb per month. If you have a 4 Gb package, that will cost you $40/month. If you want to take advantage of the higher speeds to watch videos or streaming video of sports events, be prepared to bump your data package up to accommodate that change.

  • BOB Dudek

    ALL those backwater towns and in the most populace pile of dirt in the USA- > New Jersey.. and we got Atlantic City-ONLY..?

  • TinkFu

    Droid Maxx in SLC: Still getting the same speeds that I have been all year (11-30Mbps with full signal)!??

  • Jared Krinsky

    I was hoping that I was close enough to NYC to get it but sadly not. 37ms ping 13.34 download 6.9 upload

  • kleblanc1005

    Really no cities in Louisiana??? WTF???

    • RTA1023

      Louisiana is, apparently, now part of Kentucky

  • Arturo Duarte

    I live I cali love these speeds

  • cransr

    indiana has pa cities might need to fix that

  • neo1738

    Toledo, OH sucks, still getting 1.32 down and 2 up with 2 bars.

  • J.C. Study

    WTF? We are the 2nd largest city in Indiana and not on the list! Fort Wayne has a huge Verizon presence! Thans VZW! NOT!

  • Cory Pitkavish

    all the cities under indiana are from PA lol

  • Mike Broder

    yeah i’m running slower than i was yesterday…lol

  • babalacassa

    Well I got 40.37mbps. Damn photo won’t load

  • babalacassa

    Lima Ohio

  • jamaall

    Typo: Dover is the only city in Delaware. Fort Myers and Fort Pierce are in Florida.

  • Hell yes for Athens. GA. The Dawgs make this area useless on Game Day.

  • Vanquishgc

    I just did a speed test and got 60 mbps download. That’s insane. There goes AT&T claiming to have the fastest data network…

  • Dane Carpenter

    drats. I just sold my unlimited data plan

  • Don

    How is Milwauke,Wi not part of this.

  • Detonation

    This was a few weeks ago in South Eastern Wisconsin…no need for XLTE here!

  • Arian

    I think I actually cheered when I saw Charlottesville. Can’t get any service in town when there’s football games because so many people drive in and bog down the network. Cheers, Verizon

  • duke69111

    They must of forgot Wichita, Ks. From my G2.

    • ceejw

      Does the G2 always have the GPS icon in the notification bar?

      • duke69111

        No. I don’t think so. I had just run a speed test and it was searching for my location.

  • ShangTsung702

    WTF????? This isn’t a complete list. Here is the OFFICIAL LIST from VZW’s website. (Compare Pennsylvania between the two).


  • Brian Winning Jr.

    Not sure if the switch was flipped in Pittsburgh or not but these are my results on my Moto X

  • BA_Carroll

    Just visiting and thought I’d run a speed test.

  • sgtguthrie

    Doesn’t matter if you can’t afford the data! All the faster to fill up your tiered data quota with! Screw Verizon…they lost me when they quit offering unlimited data.

  • Mike

    Apparently I need to move to Pittsburgh Indiana instead of where I currently live…. Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

    Actually, on second look, it looks like the table is screwed up, pretty bad.

  • Jeralmac

    Huh, Rochester, MN hasn’t apparently seen any changes. In fact, it’s dreadful today, I just got .53 Mbps down and 1.27 up.

  • J. Gilbertson

    I hope this is why my LTE had been crap all last week. Got so bad being on 3G constantly at my house that I called Verizon to file a network issue ticket. Sad thing though is despite this tower upgrade I won’t get to experience the XLTE. Old Droid Razr Maxx. Upgrade time is in one month and I’m debating dropping Verizon for AT&T or T-Mobile or prepaid. Still got my unlimited data but I’m not sure if I want to keep paying the Verizon premium.

    • pyro74boy .

      Yeah I understand because I’m in the same vote as you are because I’m using a Samsung Note2 and it does not have band4 on it. I’m also not on contract just like you and have been thinking about switching to T-mobile because they have much better deals. I also have unlimited data just like you as well so at this point I don’t really know what to do. Maybe Verizon will be kind enough to give me a free phone that supports XLTE but I know that would be wishful thinking on my part LOL

  • Mark Mann

    Funny how we would be excited for this roll out yet the majority of comments here are complaining about the list being screwy… Also, “wah! My home isn’t listed!”

  • pyro74boy .

    Now if they just made it so my Note2 has band 4 that would be the perfect end to this story. I’m still getting crazy fast speeds though so I guess I really have nothing to complain about. LOL

  • Randie Rosa

    Not sure if it’s been said but Fort Myers and Fort pierce- Vero Beach are both in FL, not DE.

  • teebone

    Why in the f**k do the smaller cities in Wisconsin have it but not the 2 biggest cities, Madison and Milwaukee???? duh!!!!!!

    • Bradwest414

      Verizon has since updated their website: http://s7.vzw.com/is/content/VerizonWireless/eCatalogs/Verizon-XLTE-markets.pdf

      We’re on the list, but I’m not seeing any speed increases downtown as of this evening

      • teebone

        Yeah I checked now but I’m getting what I got before which makes me think I’ve had Xlte for sometime now. I’m getting around 54 download but the upload is crap for whatever reason. That speed veries however. I’ve been getting nothing lower then 35 download speeds since a few months ago which makes me think it’s been on in Madison for a while now. Before a couple months ago when I started to see the speed increases I got around 15 to 20 down.. Guess I’ll keep testing it. Thanks for the update.

  • Brian Toomer

    What the hell is wrong with their geography in this text?

  • EvelynBen

    Deplorable,, this schedule isnt correct… For faultless arrangement of urban areas and for further short detail of XLTE see this http://goo.gl/uxVE7A

    • Mark Mann

      I see stock information and other such financial information about Verizon, but no story about xlte… Did you link the wrong page or is my phone just not showing me(I checked desktop site too)

  • Guest

    Unfortunate,, this list isnt accurate… For accurate list of cities and for further brief detail of XLTE see this http://goo.gl/uxVE7A

  • Jonathan Williams

    Gainesville, FL… Go Gators!!! (Still on GNex :-/)

  • LocBox

    Still nothing major in Philadelphia, Pa

  • Cael

    Detroit > Flint when I do the Speedtest.
    Flint is like 6-7 Mbs. Detroit is mid 20s.

  • Matt

    You can add Montrose, CO to the list

  • ki11ak3nn

    I left Verizon in January. Now I’m feeling like I shouldn’t have left. My main complaint was slow LTE speeds. I’m happy with T-Mobile tho and my unlimited data. Isn’t T-Mobile getting this spectrum too?? Later on this year??

    • Mark Mann

      We left vzw back in October, couldn’t be happier with T Mobile’s side of things, now if only Sony could get it together (I have the xperia z, waiting on the g3 for my first jump)

      • ki11ak3nn

        Cool same here. I can JUMP in July. Waiting for the G3 or the M8. And if I have the cash and I hear good reviews from the final product, the OnePlus One.

  • 655321

    The area of the City of Los Angeles is 503 square miles. It would be nice if they were more specific.

  • Sean Plantz

    Syracuse and Rochester live? YES!

  • Jem

    Hmm my city was on the list but I got a good 6.8 down and 3.7 up. I’m not far from the tower either. Yeah…

  • Sean Elliott

    Don’t wanna be that guy but all of Indiana should be under PA

    Nevermind saw the comment below about the town in PA named Indiana

  • viewthis66

    San Francisco – Oakland – San Jose <—— Sweet!

  • Mike Kubik

    I live about 20 miles NW of downtown Indianapolis, I’m getting 50 mbps down and 17 mbps up, I don’t think I’ve had these speeds before.

    • Godzilla

      South Bend is listed but i only got 12 down. What the hell verizon?

      • Jonathan Williams

        No one likes Notre Dame.

  • MKader17

    Wow, I did not expect that kind of roll out.

  • Rob

    Woohoo! My town is on the list! Except I’m only getting about 10 mbps down right now and 3+ mbps up. Maybe they haven’t flipped the switch here yet? Rocking an LG G2 but no faster speeds…

  • Famouz Starz

    no switch flipped here yet ABQ, NM area

  • standardsdt

    I find it funny that not even their headquarters in Basking Ridge has it yet. Unless they consider that part of “New York”.

  • Rodeojones000

    Yay! Eau Claire, Wisconsin!

  • William White

    Hmm, G2 in Vegas…doesn’t look like they’ve flipped the switch (wireless result in middle)

    • ejcrossl

      what kind of wifi do you have :)?

      • derbo904

        Might be Hotel Wifi lol

  • Jawshoeuh

    Longview, WA makes the list!? My worthless hometown has finally made it big!

  • ToddAwesome

    Boston is in Maryland now? very well then, go Orioles!

  • jyabor91

    Anyone from Suffolk County in Long Island getting faster speeds? I haven’t seen faster speeds but at my job I usually have 1 bar of 1x all day but since this morning I’ve had 2-3 bars of LTE

    • Pete Labozetta

      I got about 25 mbps down and 7 mbps up. It had been much slower than that, so I’m happy.

      • Nicholas

        Stupid Suffolk

    • Nicholas

      Stupid Suffolk County

  • Cbajd5

    Scanton and WIlkes-Barre aren’t in Indiana, I think most (if not all) of those cities are in PA actually.

  • Epell

    XLTE or not, I am still stuck with only intermittent 4G outside my house.

  • Shane Redman

    wooooooooooo! DC

  • Manchester-Nashua are two completely different cities in NH

  • Rich Robinson

    LG G2 – Manasquan, NJ – 5 Bars 4G – 9.25 Download / 9.06 Upload / 71 Ping … More “3G” than “XLTE”!

    • PoisonApple31

      You are getting LTE speeds – that is normal. In my area in Wisconsin, I am getting XLTE at home and regular LTE at work downtown, which is backwards from what I was thinking would happen.

  • Geekdad

    So has anyone confirmed faster speeds? I would think this would be more important than a botched list.

  • David Dzado

    Pocatello and Burley are in Idaho, not Iowa.

    • Ian

      As is Blackfoot…. 🙂

  • Joe

    Nothing in Philadelphia, PA?

    • wheineman

      They don’t own enough spectrum here to set it up yet. Look for it coming soon when they make a deal to swap with ATT and TMO.


    I didn’t know Pittsburgh and State College were in Indiana.

  • Aron Seymour

    There is no such thing as Liberal Oklahoma!

    • duke69111

      I wonder if they mean Kanas as its right at the Kansas / OK boarder.

  • rp780

    Salisbury getting some love!!!!!!!!!

    • Sweep

      …but Greensboro’s not?? WTH?

  • NeilOMalley

    Longview WA? How the heck did they get it? Move up North Verizon!

  • Quint

    Fort Myers, Vero Beach, and Fort Pierce are all in Delaware, now? Where is Beach, FL

  • crazed_z06

    Wonder if they just turned this on in San Diego. I did a speed test near the Point Loma area and got 70Mbps down last week.. that is insane on a mobile device

    • Stevedub40

      Nice! I used to live in PL, but I’m in OB now. I will test this out when I get home. I’m only (only, lol) getting 31 Mbps here in Escondido.

    • Christopher Moore

      Your upload speed is beating my Comcast download speed. I wish I still have Verizon unlimited data.

      • You must have a low package from Comcast, I get 170/23 from them.

        • Christopher Moore

          I just have the base package with basic modem that I bought outright. It’s been suiting me fine enough. I still remember 56k modems and the crazy amounts of time waiting for downloads to finish. And if your download was interrupted you had to start all over again.
          I’m now more afraid of data caps that Comcast could try to implement again. With your super fast connection speed you would hit a 300GB cap in no time.

          • Luckily we haven’t had caps for the past 1-2 years. If they do implement caps again, it sounds like it will be based on the package you get.

          • J. Gilbertson

            Make sure you have a DOCSIS 3.0 modem. If you have an old DOCSIS 2.0 modem that might be why you’re not maxing out your comcast speeds

    • Scottyb112

      i get these types of speeds on VZW LTE for the last year or more, so I don’t think it’s the XLTE. Hopefully it will go up!

  • Angel

    Wow, im not sure i know where i live now…Fort Myers and Fort Pierce-Vero Beach are now in Delaware?

  • Ryan

    You gotta fix Louisiana…Louisiana isn’t a city in Kentucky 🙂

  • bobbyp

    Montana, Utah, Oregon, and Washington but they drove right through Idaho and did nothing. That is a shame.

  • beyerku

    The last three cities listed under Iowa are in Idaho. Not insulting at all.

    • bobbyp

      And they missed the state capital Boise.

    • Ian

      Are you saying Idaho > Iowa?

    • nate

      Lol I was embarrassed that I didn’t know where those cities were at first glance..

    • beyerku

      I think it’s insulting for both states

    • letsmotor

      From iowa myself; wondered where those towns were…so no iowa city???

  • Brooks Barnes

    I’ve never met anyone from Louisiana, KY….Is that near Lexington?

  • Ben Murphy

    Pittsburgh, Indiana….. Sounds legit.

    • JohnThackr

      Although Indiana, Pennsylvania *is* a town in PA (the county seat of Indiana County), which I think is the origin of the problem.

    • Mathew Colburn

      There is a town in central Indiana called Pittsboro. However, try telling someone from Pittsburgh you’re are from Indiana but staying in a downtown hotel and they’ll look at you like you’re stupid for doing so. Then you have to explain you’re from the state and not the city.

  • Lamar Sumner

    No northern VA? unless it covered in Wash, DC

  • Miguel

    Lol, in New Jersey only AC and Verizon is based in New Jersey, great job Verizon…

    • BobbyG

      parts of NJ should be covered by NYC

      • Miguel

        Only Jersey City, Hoboken, etc…there’s more cities in Jersey.

        • BobbyG

          Hudson, Essex and Bergen county could as well. I saw it when LTE was initially released a few years back

  • LaRocKa1158

    All the cities listed in under Indiana are actually in Pennsylvania

    • JohnThackr

      Actually, Indiana is *also* a town in Pennsylvania, presumably getting XLTE, and that’s what caused that problem.

      • LaRocKa1158

        Ohhh… Good catch

    • Sporttster

      Yea, Indiana is mentioned twice lol with cities I never knew were here….I gotta get out more, apparently….

  • LeDiva

    I had no idea Massachusetts was a city in Maryland.

  • The Narrator
  • Tony Byatt


    Every site including Verizon can’t seem to make a legible list of cities…Kentucky and Maryland contain whole states apparently…


  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Did a better Job with that list than verizon did.