Verizon Bumps U.S. LTE Coverage to 370 Markets, 75 Percent of Population
August 16, 2012 3:17 PM
comment(s) - last by
Rollout of first-gen LTE continues to be successful
While rival AT&T, Inc. (
in early speed tests, no one is debating that the LTE coverage of Verizon Wireless -- Verizon Communications Inc. (
) and Vodafone Group Plc. (
) -- is without equal. Since its rollout of the fourth-generation wireless technology, which
began in Dec. 2010
, Verizon has been
to new cities/suburbs across the U.S. every few months.
It announced this week that its August addition of 34 new markets and expansions of 38 existing markets will bring its total LTE coverage to 370 markets and 75 of the U.S. population.
Where it's available, AT&T provides arguably a superior option, given that if 4G coverage drops out the transition to 3G+ (HSPA+) is smoother than Verizon's transition to 3G (which will drop video streams, etc.).
However, for many users who regularly travel either for business, family, or pleasure -- or for the many users in regions where AT&T does not cover -- Verizon's stellar coverage trumps its rival's speed and infrastructure advantages in select markets.
Covering 75 percent of Americans, Verizon is unmatched in LTE coverage.
Sprint Nextel Corp. (
turned on its new LTE network
as well, but it remains a far cry from either Verizon in coverage or AT&T in speed, although its plans are generally affordably priced.
Verizon is looking to crank up its speeds with
"advanced LTE" next year
, which will come closer to fulfilling the original spec for the technology.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
8/17/2012 12:52:23 AM
Yeah it's not rural when I literally have 20 24-hour dunkin donuts in a 10 mile radius of my house.
8/17/2012 6:56:32 AM
What they still allow you to eat food that's bad for you there?
8/17/2012 9:08:37 AM
When you described your location as 'in a town' I assumed you meant 30 miles from the NYC suburbs. There are plenty of ruralish small towns quite close to NYC as you move north.
“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads
Sprint Turns on 4G LTE Network in 15 Cities
July 17, 2012, 10:42 AM
AT&T to Unload LTE Advanced on the U.S. Masses in 2013
November 9, 2011, 10:46 AM
AT&T LTE Beats Verizon LTE in Speed Tests
September 20, 2011, 10:20 AM
Verizon's LTE Keeps Rolling
March 23, 2011, 9:35 AM
Verizon Announces Brand New LTE/4G Network, $50/month Data Plan
December 1, 2010, 1:28 PM
Retiree Sues Apple For $7,500 for Wiping Honeymoon Photos From His iPhone
November 30, 2015, 10:23 AM
iPhone 7 May Pack 3-4 GB Memory, More Storage; 4-Inch Comeback is Rumored
November 20, 2015, 10:12 PM
OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 Will Receive Android Marshmallow in Q1 2016
November 16, 2015, 9:58 AM
Lenovo Whoa: Motorola Droid MAXX 2 and Turbo 2 Break Cover in Leaks
October 26, 2015, 3:12 PM
Leak: Apple Preps for First Real Android App Foray With New Apple Music App
October 24, 2015, 1:59 PM
Pepsi Smartphone? Empty Calories Coming Soon to the Midrange
October 12, 2015, 11:41 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information