Verizon planning 4G LTE network expansion for November 15Alex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Ready for some more Verizon 4G LTE coverage? That's precisely what we'll be getting later this week, as Verizon has begun revealing markets that'll see new or expanded LTE service on Thursday, November 15. Big Red says that its LTE network will be available in more than 440 cities after Thursday's expansion, which is a jump from the 417 total that the carrier settled at after last month's expansion. The full list of new and expanded Verizon LTE markets hasn't yet been announced, but the cities that've been confirmed so far are available at the bottom of this post.
Verizon first launched its LTE network back in December of 2010, and the carrier announced last week that it expects to finish its LTE rollout by mid-2013, a full six months earlier than previously anticipated. This month's expansion gets Verizon closer to that goal, helping to spread LTE service to more parts of the Midwest and the West. Are any of you located in one of the markets that'll be gaining new or expanded Verizon LTE coverage this week?
- Grand Junction, Colo.
- Mt. Vernon, Ill., including Idlewood, Bluford, Wayne City, Mill Shoals, Opdyke, Bonnie and Dubois.
- Butte, Mont.
- Cody, Laramie and Rock Springs/Green River, Wyo.
- Lake of the Ozarks and central Missouri, including the communities of Laurie, Gravois Mills, Versailles, Tipton, Syracuse, Otterville, Smithton, Eldon, Etterville, Holts Summit, New Bloomfield, Fulton and Kingdom City.