Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Verizon to launch LTE-based 4G in several new cities July 21

updated 01:30 pm EDT, Tue June 21, 2011

Accererating its roll out plan

Verizon has announced its next round of cities where it will be rolling out its 4G LTE wireless services. On July 21, the company will be adding 13 new urban areas to the 74 markets where it already offers coverage. The company appears to be accelerating the speed at which it is deploying coverage.

Earlier this year, Verizon had announced plans to have 4G in place in 145 markets by the end of this year. The company is now claiming that it will actually have service in place in over 175 markets.

The new markets to be added by July 21, will include Augusta, Georgia; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Springfield, Massachusetts; Wichita, Kansas; and Knoxville, Tennessee.

This month, Verizon added 21 cities including Milwaukee and Madison in Wisconsin and Harrisburg in Pennsylvania, among others.

Verizon claims that 4G on average offers downward data rates of up to 12Mbps and 5Mbps on the uplink, 10 times faster than its current 3G wireless speeds.

The company intends to have fully covered its 3G network map with 4G by the end of 2013.



Verizon's current and planned 4G LTE coverage




By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News