Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Verizon To Launch 4G LTE In 38 U.S. Cities By The End Of The Year

Today, Verizon President and COO Lowell McAdams announced Verizon Wireless's plans for 4G LTE.  It was announced that 38 major cities across the United States will receive LTE before the end of this year.  A list of cities can be found below or in Verizon Wireless's press release.  It was also announced that 60 major commercial airports across the U.S. will be receiving LTE before the end of this year.  Verizon is expecting to cover 110 million people by 2011.

McAdam highlighted the metropolitan areas for the initial launch, which include:
  • Large sections of the Northeast Corridor, including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. as well as Rochester, New York
  • Throughout Miami and south Florida, Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and New Orleans as well as Charlotte, North Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee
  • Chicagoland, St. Louis, the Twin Cities, Pittsburgh and major cities in Ohio
  • Major population centers in California as well as Seattle, Phoenix, Denver and Las Vegas

Verizon is also expected to carry around half dozen smartphones that are LTE capable in the first half of 2011.  Hopefully more news to come as the day goes along and hopefully up next we will get a date as to when LTE will be launching, instead of a generic "before the end of the year".

By Chase Thompson
Source Verizon

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