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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 mars2k on 3/24/2011 11:31:30 AM , Rating: 1
All of you goobers have drunk the cool-aide. I don’t hate corporations but I don’t believe in sugar coating the reality of what corporations are.

Yes corporations provide jobs and yes they provide services. However those things are the necessary evils of making profits. Corporations do not want to provide either unless the absolutely have to in order to make a buck. Corporations by their very nature are not benevolent. If a corporation where actually human it would be classified as a sociopath. No remorse. No human feeling whatsoever only a relentless drive for profit.

Do you know, American Airlines has an entire platoon of fresh young business grads who have been hired specifically to identify ways of charging for things most people would never think of? They are there to wring every last dime out of the poor slob that has to travel from point a to point b. They will be charging for air soon.

All industries spend millions of dollars a year to hire the very best politicians to change the laws of the land in their favor. Who benefits? Not consumers (by the way that’s you and me).

ATT didn't buy T-Mobile just to provide better service they did it to eliminate a low cost competitor. Once the merger is complete try to find an unlimited data plan for the same price. Monopolies do not have to respond to market pressure if they own the entire market.

Another case in point is the hydrocarbon industry they spend $BILLIONS annually to make sure no one figures out we don’t really need them. Or wouldn’t if we spent some of their $10 billion annual subsidy from the government on other things. Ha we give them money and they spend it keeping us addicted to their product. Sociopathic! And we fall for it every year because people like you spew this nonsensical brainwashing to anyone that listens.


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