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Just as expected, Verizon today announced the official launch of its XLTE service. XLTE offers double the bandwidth of Verizon’s regular 4G LTE network where the carrier has deployed AWS spectrum, and the service also offers faster peak data speeds.

Devices that are deemed “XLTE Ready” can automatically access both Verizon’s 700MHz and AWS LTE coverage. However, the Big Red carrier says that even customers with hardware that can only access its 700MHz LTE coverage will benefit from the XLTE service, as there will be extra spectrum freed up on that band from the customers moving to AWS coverage.

Verizon says that “nearly all” of its devices are XLTE Ready. The carrier specifically called out the newest Droid phones, the Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S5, Note 3, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s as being fully-compatible with the XLTE service. In total, around 35 percent of the devices currently running on Verizon’s network will be able to take advantage of the AWS-enhanced coverage.

As I mentioned previously, Verizon’s 4G LTE network has been around for several years now, meaning that Ol’ Red’s got quite a few folks on that service. That has caused the network to become congested at times, which results in slower data speeds. Enhancing the service with AWS spectrum will add more capacity and should bring speeds back up for most users.

UPDATE: Below is a full list of markets in which Verizon XLTE is currently available.

Alabama

  • Birmingham
  • Decatur
  • Florence
  • Mobile
  • Montgomery
  • Tuscaloosa

Arizona

  • Flagstaff
  • Phoenix
  • Prescott
  • Tucson

Arkansas

  • El Dorado-Magnolia
  • Fayetteville-Springdale
  • Fort Smith
  • Hot Springs
  • Jonesboro
  • Little Rock
  • Russellville

California

  • Bakersfield
  • Chico-Oroville
  • Fresno
  • Los Angeles
  • Merced
  • Modesto
  • Redding
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco - Oakland - San Jose
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Stockton
  • Visalia-Porterville
  • Yuba City-Marysville

Colorado

  • Colorado Springs
  • Denver
  • Fort Collins
  • Greeley
  • Pueblo

Connecticut

  • Greater Fairfield and New Haven
  • Hartford
  • New London County

Delaware

  • Dover
  • Fort Myers
  • Fort Pierce-Vero Beach

District of Columbia

  • Washington DC

Florida

  • Beach
  • Gainesville
  • Lakeland-Winter Haven
  • Melbourne-Titusville
  • Miami-Ft. Lauderdale
  • Orlando
  • Pensacola
  • Sarasota-Bradenton
  • Tallahassee
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg
  • West Palm Beach

Georgia

  • Athens
  • Atlanta
  • Augusta
  • Columbus

Hawaii

  • Honolulu
  • Kahului-Wailuku

Illinois

  • Bloomington
  • Carbondale
  • Champaign-Urbana
  • Chicago
  • Danville
  • Decatur-Effingham
  • Kankakee
  • La Salle-Peru-Ottawa
  • Mattoon
  • Peoria
  • Rockford
  • Springfield

Indiana

  • Anderson
  • Bloomington-Bedford
  • Columbus
  • Elkhart
  • Evansville
  • Indianapolis
  • Kokomo-Logansport
  • Lafayette
  • Marion
  • Richmond
  • South Bend-Mishawaka
  • Terre Haute
  • Vincennes-Washington

Iowa

  • Cedar Rapids
  • Des Moines
  • Sioux City
  • Blackfoot
  • Burley
  • Pocatello

Kansas

  • Dodge City
  • Garden City
  • Hays
  • Manhattan-Junction City
  • McPherson
  • Salina
  • Topeka
  • Wichita

Kentucky

  • Lexington
  • Louisville

Louisiana

  • Baton Rouge
  • Lake Charles
  • Monroe
  • New Orleans
  • Shreveport

Maryland

  • Baltimore
  • Salisbury

Massachusetts

  • Boston
  • Hyannis-Mid-Cape
  • Pittsfield
  • Springfield
  • Worcester-Fitchburg

Michigan

  • Benton Harbor
  • Detroit
  • Flint
  • Grand Rapids
  • Houghton
  • Lansing

Minnesota

  • Bemidji
  • Brainerd
  • Duluth
  • Fergus Falls-Alexandria
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Rochester
  • St. Cloud

Missouri

  • Jefferson City
  • Kansas City
  • St. Joseph

Montana

  • Billings

Nebraska

  • Grand Island-Kearney
  • Lincoln
  • North Platte
  • Omaha
  • Scottsbluff

Nevada

  • Las Vegas
  • Reno

New Hampshire

  • Manchester-Nashua
  • New Jersey
  • Atlantic City

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque
  • Santa Fe

New York

  • Albany
  • Binghamton
  • Buffalo
  • Elmira-Corning-Hornell
  • Ithaca
  • New York
  • Rochester
  • Syracuse
  • Utica

North Carolina

  • Asheville
  • Charlotte-Gastonia
  • Fayetteville-Lumberton
  • Raleigh-Durham
  • Wilmington

North Dakota

  • Bismarck
  • Dickinson
  • Fargo
  • Grand Forks
  • Minot
  • Williston

Ohio

  • Canton
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland-Akron
  • Columbus
  • Dayton-Springfield
  • Findlay-Tiffin
  • Lima
  • Mansfield
  • Marion
  • Portsmouth
  • Toledo

Oklahoma

  • Bartlesville
  • Lawton
  • Liberal
  • Oklahoma City
  • Tulsa

Oregon

  • Eugene-Springfield
  • Portland
  • Salem-Albany-Corvallis

Pennsylvania

  • Allentown-Bethlehem
  • Altoona
  • Erie
  • Harrisburg
  • Indiana
  • Lancaster
  • Pittsburgh
  • Reading
  • Scranton-Wilkes Barre
  • Shamokin
  • Sharon
  • State College
  • Stroudsburg
  • Williamsport
  • York

Rhode Island

  • Greater Providence

South Carolina

  • Charleston
  • Columbia
  • Florence
  • Greenville-Spartanburg
  • Greenwood
  • Myrtle Beach

South Dakota

  • Aberdeen
  • Rapid City
  • Sioux Falls

Tennessee

  • Chattanooga
  • Cleveland
  • Cookeville
  • Dyersburg
  • Jackson
  • Knoxville
  • Memphis
  • Nashville

Texas

  • Amarillo
  • Austin
  • Beaumont-Port Arthur
  • Bryan-College Station
  • Corpus Christi
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth
  • Houston
  • Laredo
  • Longview-Marshall
  • Paris
  • San Antonio
  • Sherman-Denison
  • Temple-Killeen
  • Tyler
  • Waco
  • Wichita Falls

Utah

  • Logan
  • Provo
  • Salt Lake City-Ogden

Virginia

  • Charlottesville
  • Fredericksburg
  • Greater Hampton Roads
  • Harrisonburg
  • Richmond
  • Roanoke
  • Winchester

Washington

  • Longview
  • Olympia
  • Seattle-Tacoma
  • Spokane

Wisconsin

  • Appleton-Oshkosh
  • Eau Claire
  • Fond du Lac
  • Green Bay

Via Verizon Wireless


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