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Verizon Adds 28 More 4G LTE Markets
      #40996 - 07/18/11 04:43 PM

Verizon Wireless today said it will turn on 4G LTE in 28 additional markets this week, bringing the blazingly fast speed of 4G LTE to a total of 102 cities across the country. Today, consumers and businesses can choose from nine 4G devices, including three smartphones, a tablet, two hotspots and three USB modems, to connect to the fastest 4G LTE network in the country. Here are more details:

The new areas where Verizon Wireless? 4G LTE network will be available Thursday include Decatur and Huntsville, Ala.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Lakeland and Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.; Augusta, Ga.; Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului-Wailuku and Lahaina, Hawaii; Carbondale, Ill.; Wichita, Kan.; Louisville, Ky.; Baton Rouge and Hammond, La.; Springfield, Mass.; Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Toledo, Ohio; Tulsa, Okla.; Portland, Ore.; Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Pa.; Charleston, S.C.; Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tenn.; Olympia and Tacoma, Wash; and Charleston, W.Va. The company is also expanding its 4G LTE network in Phoenix, Ariz.; Los Angeles and San Diego, Calif.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Northern New Jersey; Dallas-Ft. Worth and San Antonio, Texas; and Seattle, Wash.

4G LTE Devices

Consumers can choose from several devices to access the blazingly fast speeds of the 4G LTE network, including the Revolution by LG, DROID Charge by Samsung and ThunderBolt by HTC smartphones, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, as well as the MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot and Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot. Laptop users can enjoy speeds up to 10 times faster than the company?s 3G network with three USB modems from Novatel, Pantech and LG. 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.

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4G LTE Markets as of July 21, 2011

While Verizon Wireless? 3G network covers more than 290 million Americans, the company?s 4G LTE network will be available in 102 areas on Thursday, including:

? Decatur, Ala.
? Huntsville, Ala.
? Mobile, Ala.
? Montgomery, Ala.
? Phoenix, Ariz.
? Fresno, Calif.
? Los Angeles, Calif.
? Oakland, Calif.
? San Diego, Calif.
? San Francisco, Calif.
? San Jose, Calif.
? Sacramento, Calif.
? Colorado Springs, Colo.
? Denver, Colo.
? Greater Fairfield and New Haven, Conn.
? Hartford, Conn.
? Washington, D.C.
? Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
? Gainesville, Fla.
? Jacksonville, Fla.
? Lakeland, Fla.
? Miami, Fla.
? Orlando, Fla.
? Pensacola, Fla.
? Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.
? Tallahassee, Fla.
? Tampa, Fla.
? West Palm Beach, Fla.
? Athens, Ga.
? Atlanta, Ga.
? Augusta, Ga.
? Hilo, Hawaii
? Honolulu, Hawaii
? Kahului-Wailuku, Hawaii
? Lahaina, Hawaii
? Boise, Idaho
? Carbondale, Ill.
? Chicago, Ill.
? Fort Wayne, Ind.
? Indianapolis, Ind.
? West Lafayette, Ind.
? Wichita, Kan.
? Louisville, Ky.
? Baton Rouge, La.
? Hammond, La.
? New Orleans, La.
? Baltimore, Md.
? Boston, Mass.
? Springfield, Mass.
? Detroit, Mich.
? Flint, Mich.
? Grand Rapids, Mich.
? Lansing, Mich.
? Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
? St. Louis, Mo.
? Las Vegas, Nev.
? New York, N.Y.
? Rochester, N.Y.
? Charlotte, N.C.
? Fayetteville-Lumberton, N.C.
? Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, N.C.
? Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
? Wilmington, N.C.
? Akron, Ohio
? Cincinnati, Ohio
? Cleveland, Ohio
? Columbus, Ohio
? Dayton, Ohio
? Toledo, Ohio
? Oklahoma City, Okla.
? Tulsa, Okla.
? Portland, Ore.
? Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, Pa.
? Erie, Pa.
? Harrisburg, Pa.
? Philadelphia, Pa.
? Pittsburgh, Pa.
? Wilkes Barre-Scranton, Pa.
? State College, Pa.
? Charleston, S.C.
? Columbia, S.C.
? Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.
? Hilton Head, S.C.
? Sioux Falls, S.D.
? Chattanooga, Tenn.
? Clarksville, Tenn./Hopkinsville, Ky.
? Cleveland, Tenn.
? Knoxville, Tenn.
? Nashville, Tenn.
? Bryan-College Station, Texas
? Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
? Houston, Texas
? San Antonio, Texas
? Temple-Killeen, Texas
? Salt Lake City-Ogden, Utah
? Olympia, Wash.
? Seattle, Wash.
? Spokane, Wash.
? Tacoma, Wash.
? Charleston, W.Va.
? Madison, Wis.
? Milwaukee, Wis.


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