This wouldn’t be the first time that Verizon quietly expanded its 4G LTE network into new markets but it’s always nice when it happens. Apparently, the carrier’s next-generation network has cruised into a couple of new places over the past couple of days. So, who hit the jackpot? Well, one of the markets is apparently a farming community of 1,200 or so people.
You might laugh, but in our opinion, that’s pretty awesome. It’s always nice to see a carrier looking out for the little guy.
So, who’s got 4G LTE service?
According to Droid-Life, these are the four markets that now have service:
- Hazleton, PA
- Cookeville, TN
- Belle Fourche, SD
- Greenville, NC
So, if you live in any of those places, you just hit the jackpot today and you should, assuming you have a 4G LTE device in your possession, now be able to get fast data speeds. And if you don’t have an LTE device at the moment, you can now consider getting one.
Remember, LTE data speeds are up to 10 times faster than normal 3G and once you get on LTE, it’s really, really, really hard to go back to 3G.
Verizon will likely be doing similar roll outs throughout 2012 and beyond as it aggressively expands its network to stay ahead of the competition.
As of right now, it’s almost non-existant. AT&T’s 4G LTE network boasts less than 30 markets while Sprint’s 4G LTE network won’t be up until later this year. In comparison, Verizon currently has its 4G LTE network live in around 200 markets across the United States.
And as you can see, it’s not just the big cities that are seeing it either.