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May 17, 2012 • Gear Bits, News

Sometimes Verizon Expands LTE into Areas Not Listed on Updates!

Each week Verizon expands their massive high-speed LTE network into new areas and buildt out existing areas. Unfortunately for me, neither my home nor my main work office is in LTE coverage, though my office in our main engineering building offers me a tease of high speeds once every week or two. This week as usual I checked out the Verizon page and found the following updates (as compiled by Droid-Life):

Introduction cities:

Lake Charles, La.
Hyannis/Mid-Cape, Mass.
Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, Mich.
Biloxi/Gulfport/Pascagoula and Oxford, Miss.
Atlantic City/Toms River, N.J.
Dickinson and Williston, N.D.
Ashtabula, Bucyrus and Defiance, Ohio
Eugene/Springfield, Ore.
Lancaster, New Castle, Northern Cambria County, Oil City/Franklin, Somerset and York, Pa.
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Mitchell, S.D.
Paris, Texas
Burlington/Northern, Vt.
Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Martinsville and Staunton/Waynesboro, Va.
Sheridan, Wyo.
Cities to receive expansion:

Denver, Colorado
Dover, Deleware
Fort Myers and Lakeland, Florida
Hagerstown, Maryland
Eerie, Pennsylvania
Canton, Ohio
Lima, Ohio
Mansfield, Ohio
Toledo, Ohio
Youngstown/Warren, Ohio

So imagine my surprise when I opened my iPad at work this morning to take some notes, and I sew ‘Verizon LTE with full signal in the upper left corner! I confirmed the high speed connection on my Droid 4 as well, and the signal was very strong through most of the facility. Later in the day I had to take my son to the orthodontist, and they had LTE there as well; a couple of weeks ago when I had my other son there, they just had 3G. But at home, in between those two places, I only had 3G.

However, after taking my younger son to piano lessons (yes, his teacher now had LTE as well), I found that we now had LTE at home … so naturally I ran a SpeedTest!

What about you? Are you covered by LTE yet? What has your experience been like?

One Response to " Sometimes Verizon Expands LTE into Areas Not Listed on Updates! "

  1. Bryan Eley says:

    No AT&T LTE here in the southern Ohio area. Closest is in Indianapolis. Nevertheless, my 4G coverage and speed has been generally good…except where I work. 😉

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