Verizon adds 22 new 4G LTE cities on November 17th

October 10, 2011
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Verizon's LTE network is already the largest true 4g network in the country (sorry, AT&T and T-Mobile, HSPA+ doesn't really count) and now it's getting a little bigger. The carrier issued a press release highlighting its latest rollout plans, including more than twenty new LTE markets for November 17th. Verizon is focusing its efforts on intermediate cities like Little Rock, Arkansas and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, now that most of the largest cities in the country are well-covered.

With the November expansions, Verizon's 4G network will be active in 178 cities across the country. In addition to planned expansions on October 20th and November 17th, they'll be upgrading existing equipment and coverage in major markets like Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Check the list below to see if your city is included in the rollout (one asterisk means the LTE network will go live on October 20th, while two is for November 17th):

  • Birmingham, Ala.*
  • Decatur, Ala.
  • Huntsville, Ala.
  • Mobile, Ala.
  • Montgomery, Ala.
  • Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Tucson, Ariz.
  • Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers, Ark.
  • Fort Smith, Ark.
  • Jonesboro-Paragould, Ark.
  • Little Rock, Ark.**
  • Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Fresno, Calif.
  • Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Modesto, Calif.*
  • Oakland, Calif.
  • Sacramento, Calif.
  • Salinas/Monterey/Seaside, Calif.
  • San Diego, Calif.
  • San Francisco, Calif.
  • San Jose, Calif.
  • San Luis Obispo, Calif.
  • Santa Barbara, Calif.
  • Stockton, Calif.*
  • Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Denver, Colo.
  • Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Greater Fairfield and New Haven, Conn.
  • Hartford, Conn.
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Daytona Beach, Fla.
  • Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Ft. Myers, Fla.*
  • Gainesville, Fla.
  • Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Lakeland, Fla.
  • Miami, Fla.
  • Orlando, Fla.
  • Pensacola, Fla.
  • Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.
  • Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Tampa, Fla.
  • West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Athens, Ga.
  • Atlanta, Ga.
  • Augusta, Ga.
  • Savannah, Ga.*
  • Hilo, Hawaii
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Kahului/Wailuku, Hawaii
  • Lahaina, Hawaii
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Bloomington, Ill.
  • Carbondale, Ill.
  • Champaign/Urbana, Ill.
  • Chicago, Ill.
  • Rockford, Ill.
  • Springfield, Ill.
  • The Quad Cities, Ill./Iowa
  • Bloomington/Bedford, Ind.*
  • Elkhart, Ind.*
  • Evansville, Ind.*
  • Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Indianapolis, Ind.
  • South Bend/Mishawaka, Ind.*
  • Terre Haute, Ind.*
  • West Lafayette, Ind.
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa**
  • Des Moines, Iowa**
  • Iowa City, Iowa
  • Sioux City, Iowa*
  • Wichita, Kan.
  • Lexington, Ky.**
  • Louisville, Ky.
  • Baton Rouge, La.
  • Hammond, La.
  • New Orleans, La.
  • Shreveport, La.
  • Baltimore, Md.
  • Frederick, Md.
  • Hagerstown, Md.*
  • Boston, Mass.
  • Springfield, Mass.
  • Worcester, Mass.
  • Detroit, Mich.
  • Flint, Mich.
  • Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Kalamazoo, Mich.
  • Lansing, Mich.
  • Saginaw, Mich.
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
  • Tupelo, Miss.*
  • Kansas City, Mo.**
  • Springfield, Mo.**
  • St. Louis, Mo.
  • Lincoln, Neb.**
  • Omaha/Council Bluffs, Neb.
  • Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Reno, Nev.
  • Albuquerque, N.M.*
  • Las Cruces, N.M.
  • Santa Fe, N.M.*
  • Albany, N.Y.
  • Buffalo, N.Y.*
  • Ithaca, N.Y.
  • New York, N.Y.
  • Orange County, N.Y.**
  • Rochester, N.Y.
  • Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Asheville, N.C.*
  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • Fayetteville/Lumberton, N.C.
  • Greensboro/Winston Salem/High Point, N.C.
  • Raleigh/Durham, N.C.
  • Wilmington, N.C.
  • Fargo, N.D.
  • Akron, Ohio
  • Canton, Ohio
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Dayton, Ohio
  • Lima, Ohio
  • Mansfield, Ohio
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • Bartlesville, Okla.*
  • Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Tulsa, Okla.
  • Portland, Ore.
  • Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, Pa.
  • Altoona, Pa.
  • Erie, Pa.
  • Harrisburg, Pa.
  • Johnstown, Pa.
  • Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Pa.
  • State College, Pa.
  • Greater Providence**
  • Charleston, S.C.
  • Columbia, S.C.
  • Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.
  • Hilton Head, S.C.
  • Rapid City, S.D.**
  • Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Clarksville, Tenn./Hopkinsville, Ky.
  • Cleveland, Tenn.
  • Dyersburg/Union City, Tenn.
  • Jackson, Tenn.*
  • Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Martin, Tenn.
  • Memphis, Tenn.
  • Nashville, Tenn.
  • Austin, Texas
  • Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas
  • Bryan/College Station, Texas
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Temple/Killeen, Texas
  • Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Provo, Utah
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Greater Hampton Roads, Va.*
  • Richmond, Va.*
  • Roanoke, Va.**
  • The Tri-Cities, Tenn./Va.
  • Olympia, Wash.
  • Seattle, Wash.
  • Spokane, Wash.
  • Tacoma, Wash.
  • Charleston, W.Va.
  • Appleton, Wis**
  • Green Bay, Wis.*
  • Madison, Wis.
  • Milwaukee, Wis.

In addition to the new and upgraded markets, Verizon noted that they'll be expanding their LTE coverage to more rural areas soon. Currently Verizon and other major carriers rent or lease towers and equiment from local companies to expand and maintain their networks in hard-to-reach areas. The "LTE Rural America" program will partner with these companies to upgrade existing towers for rural Americans (like yours truly, who's still suffering under 3G MiFi speeds as his only reliable source of Internet access).

Rural partners adding LTE equipment include Appalachian Wireless, Bluegrass Cellular, Carolina West/Clear Stream, Cellcom, Chariton Valley, Convergence Technologies, Cross Telephone, Custer Telephone Cooperative, Pioneer Cellular, S and R Communications, Strata Networks and Thumb Cellular.

Verizon was also quick to point out their current line-up of 13 LTE devices - which may be getting a significant bump soon.


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