Verizon 4G LTE to Cover Two-Thirds of U.S. Population on April 19th
Verizon has announced a flurry of new and expanding 4G LTE markets today and the list is quite large. Dozens of cities will either see the new service or see expanded service once April 19th rolls around.
The carrier has unveiled a large list of new markets in the United States that will soon see 4G LTE service. With the new service in place, customers in these areas will be able to pull down data speeds that can reach up to 10 times faster than those found on normal 3G.
Verizon continues to stay ahead of the pack in terms of a 4G LTE footprint. Once April 19th rolls around, it will have well over 200 4G LTE markets in place covering over 200 million Americans.
AT&T and Sprint are still far behind.
Here is the full list of cities that will either be seeing new service or expansion of existing service come April 19th. Verizon tends to add cities in the build up to the roll out so be on the look out for new additions in the coming days.
Ft. Collins-Loveland, CO
West Franklin, IL
East and Southeast Des Moines, IA
Garden City, KS
Great Bend, KS
Dodge City, KS
St. Louis, MO
Mount Vernon, MO
Stotts City, MO
Pierce City, MO
Cattaraugus-Allegany Counties, NY
Niagara Falls, NY
Garden City, SD
Bon Aqua, TN
Cross Plains, TN
Cumberland Furnace, TN
Pleasant View, TN
Santa Fe, TN
White House, TN
Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT
Once this roll out is complete, Verizon will have covered two-thirds of the population here in the U.S.
A feat that carriers like AT&T and Sprint might not be able to match in 2012.