Not to be outdone by AT&T and Sprint, Verizon on Thursday fired up its super-fast 4G LTE network in 29 more markets around the U.S. and expanded coverage in 36 markets, the carrier announced.
Verizon launched service today in Selma, Ala., Clarksburg, W. Va., and Port Angeles, Wash., among many other markets. For a full list of new Verizon 4G LTE markets, see below. With the latest expansion, Verizon's 4G LTE network is now available in a total of 470 markets in the U.S., covering more than 250 million people.
Rival carriers AT&T and Sprint also expanded their respective 4G LTE networks this week, just in time for consumers around the nation to unwrap new smartphones this holiday season. AT&T fired up its ultra-fast 4G LTE network in five cities, and expanded coverage in four other areas. Sprint turned on its own 4G LTE network in several new areas, including Puerto Rico.
Verizon is leading the 4G LTE charge in the U.S., recently topping 400 markets two months ahead of schedule. At this point, AT&T's 4G LTE network is now live in 125 cities while Sprint offers service in 29 cities. T-Mobile expects to upgrade to 4G LTE next year.
Verizon is aiming to complete its 4G LTE rollout by mid-2013, a company executive said last month.
Verizon today launched 4G LTE service in the following markets: Selma, Ala.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Prescott, Ariz.; Yuma, Ariz.; Eureka, Calif.; Burlington, Iowa; Marshalltown, Iowa; Mason City, Iowa; Oskaloosa, Iowa; Ashland, Ky.; Bangor, Maine; Lewiston/Auburn, Maine; Menominee, Mich.; Petoskey, Mich.; McComb/Brookhaven, Miss.; Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Hastings, Neb.; McCook, Neb.; Farmington, N.M.; Gallup, N.M.; Roswell, N.M.; Portsmouth, Ohio; Muskogee, Okla.; Klamath Falls, Ore.; Roseburg, Ore.; Sumter, S.C.; Tri Cities, Wash.; Port Angeles, Wash.; and Clarksburg, W.Va.
The carrier also expanded coverage today in the following markets: Phoenix, Ariz.; Fort Smith, Ark.; Hot Springs, Ark.; Little Rock, Ark.; Russellville, Ark.; Bakersfield, Calif.; Los Angeles, Calif.; San Diego, Calif.; Visalia/Porterville/Hanford, Calif.; Pueblo, Colo.; Macon/Warner Robins, Ga.; Idaho Falls, Idaho; La Salle/Peru/Ottawa, Ill.; Springfield/Holyoke, Mass.; Traverse City, Mich.; St. Louis, Mo.; Grand Island/Kearney, Neb.; Akron, Ohio; Canton, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Dayton-Springfield, Ohio; Toledo, Ohio; Youngstown/Warren, Ohio; Zanesville, Ohio; Portland, Ore.; Salem/Albany/Corvallis, Ore.; Dyersburg/Union City, Tenn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah; Spokane, Wash.; Wenatchee, Wash.; Charleston, W.Va.; Huntington, W.Va; and Rock Springs, Wyo.
A full list of Verizon 4G LTE markets is available online. New markets are marked with an asterisk.