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Verizon’s 4G LTE Expands into Another 46 Markets

By June 20, 2012May 11th, 2021Blog

Verizon Wireless has been pounding the metaphorical pavement when it comes to fully launching their new 4G LTE network. Today alone, the company has expanded into 46 new markets with another 22 planned for tomorrow, making the running total a smidgen over 300.

The lightning quick roll-out has kept Verizon at the top. Consumers are asking for faster, sleeker mobile device networks, and though Verizon was not the first to comply, they are the quickest company to spread. Many companies still cannot say that their 4G is in most of the areas that they cover, so this has been a big selling point for Verizon over the past few weeks. Even rivals such as AT&T can only talk about their 4G in terms of HSPA+, which is a much slower version of Verizon’s 4G LTE.

Verizon has definitely lost popularity lately, as its new family plans have killed off unlimited data plans entirely. Prices are rising, and the average phone bill is predicted to cost an extra $30 a month for a family of 4, even without data plans. This hasn’t exactly wowed its current or prospective market.

Verizon is still growing strong, however, because of their perceived superiority in quality and customer service. They are the first carrier to move to LTE, leaving all other carriers in the dust. No other company says they’re even as far as the final approval of switching to LTE completely.

Verizon plans to have 400 markets covered by the end of the year, but spectators think that the number might be as high as 600. AT&T announced last week that they had reached 39 markets with their 4G LTE.

Panama City, Blackfoot, Columbus, Jacksonville and Ashland are just a few of the cities that received 4G LTE yesterday.

 

 

Jason Manteiga

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.