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Verizon Wireless Launching 27 new 4G LTE Markets

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New Jersey-based telecommunications company, Verizon Wireless announced last Tuesday that it will cover more than two-thirds of the US population when it introduces its ultrafast Long Term Evolution technology in 27 new markets on April 19. In addition, they will also expand their 44 existing markets. The company now offers 4G network coverage in 230 markets, and will be available to over 260 million people across the country by the end of the year.

A Year of Growth for Verizon Wireless

Because of the upcoming network expansion, Verizon subscribers will be able to access the high speed 4G LTE network using their 4G-enabled devices. The telecom offers more than 20 mobile phones that can take advantage of the country’s fastest network. This includes the LG Lucid and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7.

According to Verizon Wireless’ Chief Technical Officer David Small:

 “This year represents a year of growth and investment in our 4G LTE network, which stands out by virtue of its superb combination of coverage, speed and the variety of devices that we offer to customers.”

Starting this Thursday, Verizon Wireless will introduce its 4G LTE network to the following cities.

  • Auburn and Tuscaloosa in Alabama
  • Pine Bluff, Siloam Springs and Van Buren in Arkansas
  • Visalia/Porterville, California
  • Fort Walton Beach and Ocala in Florida
  • Brunswick, LaGrange and Macon/Warner Robins in Georgia
  • Peoria, Illinois
  • Kokomo/Logansport and Marion in Indiana
  • Dodge City, Garden City, Great Bend and Hays in Kansas
  • Salisbury, Maryland
  • Cattaraugus/Allegany, New York
  • Sandusky, Ohio
  • Ardmore and Ponca City in Oklahoma
  • Salem/Albany/Corvallis, Oregon
  • Pierre, South Dakota
  • Big Springs and Tyler in Texas

Other than that, the telecom will also expand its existing 4G LTE markets.

  • Phoenix and Tucson in Arizona
  • Bakersfield, Fresno, Modesto, Sacramento, Salinas/Monterey, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo and Stockton in California
  • Colorado Springs and Fort Collins/Loveland in Colorado
  • Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida
  • Boise/Nampa, Idaho
  • Carbondale/Marion and Rockford in Illinois
  • Fort Wayne and Indianapolis in Indiana
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Boston and Worcester in Massachusetts
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Las Vegas and Reno in Nevada
  • Manchester/Nashua, North Hampshire
  • Albuquerque and Santa Fe in New Mexico
  • Buffalo/Niagara Falls and New York in New York
  • Akron, Cleveland and Columbus in Ohio
  • Oklahoma City and Tulsa in Oklahoma
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Providence/Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Provo/Olen and Salt Lake City/Ogden in Utah
  • Olympia/Central and Spokane in Washington

As of the moment, Verizon’s 4G LTE is now available in 203 cities. The expansion of Verizon’s 4G LTE market is an indication that the telecom has no intentions of slowing down. This also shows that their competitors have a lot of catching up to. AT&T only has 32 4G LTE markets and covers more than 74 million Americans—a far cry from Verizon’s high-speed network capabilities.

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