Verizon details plans to bring 4G LTE coverage to several new markets, enhance in others

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| April 5, 2012

Verizon 4G LTE

The last time we heard about a Verizon 4G LTE expansion, it was mid-March and the carrier was touting the fact that the growth would push it past 200 total LTE markets. It seems that Verizon has been busy preparing to roll out and enhance its 4G network in several markets across the country since then, though, as Big Red has announced a number of expansions over the past couple of weeks. Some of the new markets and expansions are listed as launching on April 19th, while others are said to be happening in the "coming weeks." There are also enhancements in some existing 4G LTE markets that've already taken place. We've got the full list waiting for you down below.

Obviously the list below is a pretty large one, and it's good to see the folks at Verizon continue to grow its 4G LTE network in existing large markets and push it into smaller ones, too. If you happen to live in one of the cities listed below and are packing a Verizon LTE-enabled device, be sure to keep an eye out for new or enhanced coverage. All of the press releases announcing the expansions can be found at the Verizon link down below.

New markets

  • Auburn and Tuscaloosa, Ala. (coming weeks)
  • Brunswick, Lagrange and Macon, Ga. (coming weeks)
  • Bonner’s Ferry, Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Rathdrum and Stateline, Idaho (coming weeks)
  • Dodge City, Hays, Garden City and Great Bend, Kan. (April 19)
  • Cattaraugus-Allegany area, N.Y. (April 19)
  • Albany, Corvallis, Salem, Keizer, Aumsville, Hubbard, Independence, Mt. Angel, Silverton and Tangent, Ore. (coming weeks)
  • Middle Tennessee (coming weeks, includes over 25 towns, such as Pulaski, Carthage, Woodbury, Waverly, Winchester, Centerville, Springfield, Portland, Lynchburg, McMinnville, and White House)
  • Centralia, Cheney, Deer Park, Mica, Shelton and Valleyford, Wash. (coming weeks)

Enhancements to existing markets

  • Hartford, Conn.
  • Waltham, Mass.
  • Townsend, Mass.
  • Sterling, Mass.
  • Raynham, Mass.
  • Groton, Mass.
  • Randolph, Mass.
  • Lowell, Mass.
  • Lexington, Mass.
  • Woburn, Mass.
  • Concord, N.H.

Expansions

  • Southern Illinois (April 19, includes Duquoin, Christopher, Benton, and West Frankfort)
  • Wichita, Kan. (April 19)
  • Southwest Missouri (April 19)
  • St. Louis, Mo. (April 19, includes Jefferson, MO, Eastern Franklin, MO, Monroe, IL, Clinton, IL, Eastern St. Clair, IL and Eastern Madison, IL counties)

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