I’ve got the need, the need… for speed. And I would definitely be able to satisfy that need if I lived in a few select West Virginia metropolitan cities. Verizon and West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller announced today that 10 West Virginia metropolitan areas will start getting lit up with LTE goodness. Charleston is slated to get LTE this year, and the roll-out to other citites will commence throughout the state by 2013.
Here’s the “official” background on the announcement:
Verizon Wireless is deploying the world’s first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to 38 markets and more than 60 commercial airports across the nation, covering more than 110 million Americans. The company will begin its West Virginia wireless expansion and 4G deployment in Charleston this year and roll out to other metropolitan areas throughout the state by 2013.
While Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network promises much more than speed, the first application gives employees the ability to work at significantly faster speeds and improved latency, increasing productivity and the opportunity to get work done where their business takes them.
So that being said, if you live in the West Virginia, be on the lookout for blazing fast speeds in the not-to-distant future.