Verizon on Wednesday announced plans to launch 4G LTE in 33 new markets on Friday, July 19. Verizon will also expand 4G LTE technology in 32 other markets.
In an attempt to rapidly expand its services Verizon will expand LTE to 400 US markets by the end of 2012.
The following 33 markets have been selected for the company’s rapid expansion plans:
El Dorado/Magnolia and Russellville, Ark.; New London County, Conn.; Fort Pierce/Vero Beach and Melbourne/Titusville, Fla.; Columbus and Rome, Ga.; Burley, Idaho; Mattoon, Ill.; Anderson and Muncie, Ind.; Manhattan/Junction City and McPherson, Kan.; Lafayette/New Iberia, La.; St. Joseph, Mo.; Bozeman/Livingston, Kalispell and Missoula, Mont.; Goldsboro/Kinston, Roanoke Rapids and Rocky Mount/Wilson, N.C.; Zanesville, Ohio; Meadville and Punxsutawney/DuBois/Clearfield, Pa.; Orangeburg, S.C.; Sherman/Denison, Texas; Cedar City and Logan, Utah; Rutland/Bennington, Vt.; Lynchburg and Winchester, Va.; Bellingham, Wash.; and Beckley, W.Va.
Markets that will experienced expanded 4G LTE technology include:
Mobile, Ala.; Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.; Hilo, Honolulu and Kahului/Wailuku/Maui County, Hawaii; Blackfoot/Idaho Falls/Rexburg, Idaho; Peoria, Ill.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Wichita, Kan.; Baton Rouge, La.; Baltimore, Md.; Kansas City and Springfield, Mo.; Akron, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo, Ohio; Allentown/Bethlehem, Harrisburg and Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pa.; Columbia and Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.; Provo/Orem and Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah; Fredericksburg, Va.; and Seattle, Wash.
Customers taking advantage of Verizon Wireless 4G LTE can experience speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G networks with download speeds between 5 to 12 megabytes per second and upload speeds of 2 to 5 megabytes per second.
Users should be made aware that data plans tend to become exhausted at a faster rate because higher quality video and audio streams can be sent over a 4G LTE network.
4G LTE allows for smoother online gameplay, higher quality video capabilities and the option to more smoothly video conference over a users mobile device alongside other increased online mobile uses.