Verizon Expands LTE Network Coverage and Launches 33 New Markets

Verizon Wireless is by far the leader with 4G LTE by offering coverage in six times the number of cities it’s competitors offer combined. Verizon told CNET today that the company will be launching 33 new markets tomorrow bringing its total markets to 337. The company is getting closer to reaching its goal of 400 markets by the end of the year.

Verizon was the first one to launch LTE service and has since then kept their coverage lead. Speed is becoming one of the most important factors of the network on smartphones as people begin using apps that require a consistent connection. As an example, Apple’s next iPhone is rumored to be LTE compatible.

Hit the break for the full list of new markets.

  • El Dorado/Magnolia and Russellville, Arkansas
  •  New London County, Connecticut
  •  Fort Pierce/Vero Beach and Melbourne/Titusville, Florida
  •  Columbus and Rome, Georgia
  •  Burley, Idaho; Mattoon, Illinois
  •  Anderson and Muncie, Indiana
  •  Manhattan/Junction City and McPherson, Kansas
  •  Lafayette/New Iberia, Louisiana
  •  St. Joseph, Missouri
  •  Bozeman/Livingston, Kalispell and Missoula, Montana
  •  Goldsboro/Kinston, Roanoke Rapids and Rocky Mount/Wilson, North Carolina
  •  Zanesville, Ohio
  •  Meadville and Punxsutawney/DuBois/Clearfield, Pennsylvanian
  •  Orangeburg, South Carolina
  •  Sherman/Denison, Texas
  •  Cedar City and Logan, Utah
  •  Rutland/Bennington, Vermont
  •  Lynchburg and Winchester, Virginia
  • Bellingham, Wash.; and Beckley, West Virgina

Aside from the new markets, Verizon has expanded its coverage in 32 of its current markets in:

  • Mobile, Alabama
  •  Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco
  • Washington, D.C
  •  Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida
  •  Hilo, Honolulu and Kahului/Wailuku/Maui County, Hawaii
  •  Blackfoot/Idaho Falls/Rexburg, Idaho
  •  Peoria, Illinois
  •  Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Wichita, Kansas
  •  Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  •  Baltimore, Maryland
  •  Kansas City and Springfield, Missouri
  •  Akron, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo, Ohio
  •  Allentown/Bethlehem, Harrisburg and Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
  •  Columbia and Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina
  •  Provo/Orem and Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah
  •  Fredericksburg, Virginia.
  •  Seattle, Washington


On the flip side, AT&T recently added a few markets making it a total of 47 markets. Sprint Nextel just launched its first 15 LTE markets. T-Mobile USA plans to launch their LTE network next year, and they believe they have the largest 4G Network because of its speedy HSPA+ network.

soruce: CNET

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  • Jack Holt

    Bozeman/Livingston, Missoula and Kalispell have had 4G LTE for about 2 weeks now.

  • baldypal

    And Columbus ga has had it since the end of June. Maybe July 19 was the official launch date? First time Verizon was early to anything. Get the same attitude for OTAs.