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Verizon Bumps Up Their Game, Adds 29 Additional LTE Markets

By December 22, 2012February 28th, 2023Blog

If you have a Verizon phone and have been living without the lightning fast speeds of 4G LTE, now’s the time to see if you’ve been one of the lucky 29 areas to receive LTE as of yesterday.

The company announced this past week that areas like Port Angeles, Washington and Selma, Alabama were going to be among the markets that LTE was coming to next. As of this latest addition, Verizon offers the quickest Internet available to 470 markets across the US. Verizon is also working on expanding several of their current markets so that over 250 million people are covered by the faster service.

Several critics believe that Verizon’s announcement only came now because last week, AT&T brought 4G LTE to five additional cities, bringing their total to 25 cities in all. Verizon did not hesitate to point out the astounding difference between AT&T and their own coverage. However, AT&T was just as quick to point out that, in speed tests, their network is faster.

Verizon is still far ahead in terms of availability and of their own personal goals. The company said at the beginning of the year that they wanted 4G LTE in 400 different markets. It’s not even the end of the year yet, and they’ve surpassed their goal.

So if you’re looking for Internet that you can take almost anywhere in the continental United States that is unlikely to fail you when you need it the most, you may want to take a gander at Verizon’s offerings if you haven’t already (4G LTE also applies to their prepaid phones).


Chris Forte

Chris Forte, President and CEO of Olmec Systems, has been in the MSP workspace for the past 25 years. Chris earned his Master’s Degree from West Virginia University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He was a past member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a current member of the New Jersey Power Partners and Executive Association of New Jersey, where he has previously served on its board of directors. In his spare time, Chris enjoys traveling with his family. He also admits to being a struggling golfer and avid watcher of college football and basketball. He currently lives in Boonton Township, NJ with his wife, two daughters, son, and black lab Luna.