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Will be available in nearly 150 U.S. cities by year's end

While many are hoping the AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile will mean a quicker LTE roll-out for that company, Verizon continues to blaze the 4G trail.

Verizon Wireless announced yesterday that an additional 59 markets will see the company's high-speed LTE network by year's end, bringing the total to 147 U.S. cities.

"Aggressively expanding this powerful network beyond major metro areas reflects the reality that the 4G LTE ecosystem is growing quickly," David Small, chief technical officer for Verizon Wireless, said in a press release. "Our commitment to reach deep into medium-sized cities and smaller communities by the end of 2011 means the power of 4G LTE can be harnessed and provide advanced services to law enforcement, healthcare workers, educators, and other professionals, as well as to individual consumers, sooner than many thought possible."

Verizon launched the HTC Thunderbolt, the first LTE smartphone on the network, last week. And the current number one wireless provider in the United States is working with rural companies "to collaboratively build and operate a 4G network in those areas using the tower and backhaul assets of the rural company and Verizon Wireless’ core 4G LTE equipment and premium 700 MHz spectrum."

Verizon's LTE network is already available to 110 million people across 40 metropolitan areas, covering swaths of Florida, California, New York, Texas, and Ohio, as well as Phoenix, Denver, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, Baltimore, St. Louis, Las Vegas, Seattle, and others.

For a full list of areas to be covered by year's end, check out the press release.


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By woofersus on 3/23/2011 12:52:44 PM , Rating: 2
You realize "corporations" just refers to a type of business organization, right? Are you simply advocating less business in general? How would that make us better off? Maybe they should all close and fire everybody in order to benefit the country. After all, the EU has shown us that governments can just hire everybody with no adverse affect on their tax base. (sarcasm)

Layoffs suck, but it's a reality of a free job market. While I don't condone executives who make selfish decisions at the expense of the company and its employees, a company seeking to maximize profit is the only healthy way to operate. Profits mean growth, which means more jobs. Cost savings mean lower prices, which is economically the same as higher income for customers. It's time to recognize the difference between profit seeking activities and "greed" in an immoral sense.


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