Massive 4G LTE Expansion Coming on Verizon Tomorrow
Verizon Wireless has announced a major expansion of 4G LTE service to 28 new markets tomorrow, which is May 17. Verizon remains ahead of its competitors in the LTE rollout, with 258 markets served, covering over two-thirds of the US population.
The next generation iPhone, reportedly entering production this summer, is widely expected to include 4G LTE capabilities. Until then, iOS users will need a new iPad + Cellular to access download speeds faster than a cable modem on Verizon.
This week also will see the expansion of existing 4G LTE service for Verizon customers in 11 additional markets. The expansions will take place in the following areas:
Denver, Colo.; Dover, Del.; Fort Myers and Lakeland, Fla.; Hagerstown, Md.; Canton, Lima, Mansfield, Toledo and Youngstown/Warren, Ohio; and Erie, Pa
New markets that can expect 4G LTE service tomorrow include:
Houma/Thibodaux and Lake Charles, La.; Hyannis/Mid-Cape, Mass.; Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, Mich.; Biloxi/Gulfport/Pascagoula and Oxford, Miss.; Atlantic City/Toms River, N.J.; Dickinson and Williston, N.D.; Ashtabula, Bucyrus and Defiance, Ohio; Eugene/Springfield, Ore.; Lancaster, New Castle, Northern Cambria County, Oil City/Franklin, Somerset and York, Pa.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Mitchell, S.D.; Paris, Texas; Burlington/Northern, Vt.; Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Martinsville and Staunton/Waynesboro, Va.; and Sheridan, Wyo.
4G LTE will be a welcome addition to the next generation iPhone. The technology makes it possible to experience an average of 5-12 Mbps download, and 2-5 Mbps upload speeds. Some tests have achieved up to a whopping 24 Mbps download under optimal conditions. Verizon is the largest wireless carrier in the US, with 93 million customers.