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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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RE: I'm tired of corporations...
By FITCamaro on 3/23/2011 1:55:13 PM , Rating: 2
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And employees switch jobs not because they need to but because they're greedy and simply want more.


I guess wanting to be happy with what they're doing or work too much for too little pay don't ever factor into it.


By theapparition on 3/24/2011 7:31:22 AM , Rating: 2
Your example can be completely subjective. A bad job with too many hours for one may be a better job for someone else.

Facts are that companies that don't provide good working enviroments nor pay thier employees well will slowly die as thier talent pool and innovation shrinks. It is only in the companies best interest to attract and pay for qualified individuals.

One the flip side, companies that lose money will find themselves out of business with all employees on the street begging for the government's handouts. It's a fine balance between maintaining and paying for the best talent, and also having enough money at the end of the day to actually pay them.


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