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Verizon Wireless, and the nations largest and fastest 4G network just got a little larger today thanks to the addition of 5 new markets. Going live today are Glenn Falls and Utica New York, Lawton OK, and Brownsville and McAllen TX. This Brings the total number of 4G markets up to 195 covering over 200 million people.

Verizon is also expanding their 4G market in Atlanta GA, Huston TX, and Spokane WA.  4G upload speeds range from 2 to 5 Mbps (mega bits per second), with download speeds of  5 to 12 Mbps.

Below you can see a map of the current Verizon Wireless Coverage. 3G  coverage is defined by the red, and the green dots are the current 4G coverage area.


Can you hear me now? Yes we can, and faster than ever.

Press release after the break.






BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless, owner of the nation’s fastest 4G network, is kicking off 2012 by turning on 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) in five new markets and expanding the network in three others on Jan. 19.  The continued growth of the 4G LTE network represents Verizon’s commitment to strengthening and enhancing the network and delivering the highest performance and reliability for its customers.

Following the launches on Jan. 19, more than 200 million people in 195 markets across the United States can take advantage of the blazingly fast speeds offered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network.  Customers can choose from a wide variety of 4G LTE devices, including the Spectrum by LG, available starting tomorrow.  The Spectrum by LG was one of six new 4G LTE devices announced at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  From the expanded 4G LTE DROID family, to the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the Verizon Jetpacks, Verizon Wireless now offers something for everyone on its 4G LTE network.

On Thursday, Jan. 19, the company will turn on its 4G LTE network in Glens Falls and Utica, N.Y.; Lawton, Okla.; and Brownsville and McAllen, Texas.  The company is also expanding its network on Jan. 19 in Atlanta, Houston and Spokane, Wash.

            “As we enter 2012, Verizon’s 4G LTE network remains the largest by far in the United States, and we continue to grow the network and bring Verizon’s unparalleled 4G LTE services to more and more people,” said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless.

4G LTE Speed and Coverage

            In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.  When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast.  Verizon Wireless’ 3G network is the most reliable high-speed data network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices today to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their area, or when they travel to an area already covered by 4G LTE.

            4G LTE Markets

On Jan. 19, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will be available in 195 markets, including:


  • Birmingham, Ala.
  • Decatur, Ala.
  • Huntsville, Ala.
  • Mobile, Ala.
  • Montgomery, Ala.
  • Tucson, Ariz.
  • Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers, Ark.
  • Fort Smith, Ark.
  • Jonesboro/Paragould, Ark.
  • Little Rock, Ark.
  • Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Fresno, Calif.
  • Sacramento, Calif.
  • Greater Fairfield and New Haven, Conn.
  • Hartford, Conn.
  • Gainesville, Fla.
  • Pensacola, Fla.
  • Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.
  • Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Bloomington, Ill.
  • Carbondale, Ill.
  • Champaign/Urbana, 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.
  • Flint, Mich.
  • Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Lansing, Mich.
  • Dayton, Ohio
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • Erie, Pa.
  • Harrisburg, Pa.
  • State College, Pa.
  • Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Pa.
  • Greater Providence, R.I.
  • Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.
  • Rapid City, S.D.
  • Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Brownsville, Texas
  • Bryan/College Station, Texas
  • McAllen, Texas
  • Temple/Killeen, Texas
  • Provo, Utah
  • Spokane, Wash.
  • Tacoma, Wash.
  • Charleston, W.Va.
  • Appleton/Oshkosh, Wis.
  • Green Bay, Wis.
  • Madison, Wis.
  • Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Phoenix, Ariz.
  • 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.
  • Dover, Del.
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Daytona, Fla.
  • Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Ft. Myers, Fla.
  • Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Lakeland, Fla.
  • Miami, Fla.
  • Orlando, Fla.
  • Tampa, Fla.
  • West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Athens, Ga.
  • Atlanta, Ga.
  • Augusta, Ga.
  • Savannah, Ga.
  • Hilo, Hawaii
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Kahului/Wailuku, Hawaii
  • Lahaina, Hawaii
  • Chicago, Ill.
  • Lafayette, 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.
  • Fitchburg/Leominster, Mass.
  • Springfield, Mass.
  • Worcester, Mass.
  • Detroit, Mich.
  • Kalamazoo, Mich.
  • Saginaw, Mich.
  • Duluth, Minn.
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
  • The Rochester Area, Minn.
  • St. Cloud, Minn.
  • Starkville, Miss.
  • Tupelo, Miss.
  • Kansas City, Mo.
  • Springfield/Branson, Mo.
  • St. Louis, Mo.
  • Lincoln, Neb.
  • Omaha/Council Bluffs, Neb.
  • Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Reno, Nev.
  • Manchester/Nashua, N.H.
  • Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Las Cruces, N.M.
  • Santa Fe, N.M.
  • Albany, N.Y.
  • Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Glens Falls, N.Y.
  • Ithaca, N.Y.
  • New York, N.Y.
  • Orange County, N.Y.
  • Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
  • Rochester, N.Y.
  • Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Utica, 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
  • Findlay/Tiffin, Ohio
  • Lima, Ohio
  • Mansfield, Ohio
  • Youngstown/Warren, Ohio
  • Bartlesville, Okla.
  • Lawton, Okla.
  • Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Tulsa, Okla.
  • Portland, Ore.
  • Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, Pa.
  • Altoona, Pa.
  • Indiana, Pa.
  • Johnstown, Pa.
  • Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Charleston, S.C.
  • Columbia, S.C.
  • Hilton Head, S.C.
  • 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
  • Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Greater Hampton Roads, Va.
  • Richmond, Va.
  • Roanoke, Va.
  • The Tri-Cities, Tenn./Va.
  • Olympia, Wash.
  • Seattle, Wash.





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Author: Ben Oaks

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