After adding 46 new markets and expanding in 22 other markets today, June 21, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network now covers 304 total markets in the United States. That equates to over two-thirds of the U.S. population and more 4G LTE coverage than all other carriers combined. Verizon plans to cover more than 400 markets by the end of 2012, and their ultimate goal is to blanket the entire nation in 4G LTE, or at least everywhere that currently offers 3G, by the end of 2013. Check out the newly added and expanded markets in the list below.
New and Expanded Verizon 4G LTE Markets
46 new markets: Florence, Ala.; Harrison, Ark.; Yuba City/Marysville, Calif.; Panama City, Fla.; Carrolton, Gainesville and Newnan, Ga.; Blackfoot, Idaho; Decatur/Effingham, Kankakee/Bradley-Bourbonnais and La Salle/Peru/Ottawa, Ill.; Columbus and Michigan City/La Porte, Ind.; Greater Portland, Maine; Greenville/Greenwood, Jackson and Tunica, Miss.; Houghton and Traverse City, Mich.; Jefferson City, Lake of the Ozarks and West Plains, Mo.; Binghamton, Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Oneonta, N.Y.; Burlington, Hickory/Lenoir, Jacksonville and New Bern, N.C.; Bedford and Sharon/Farrell/Hermitage, Pa.; Anderson, Florence and Greenwood, S.C.; Lufkin/Nacogdoches, Midland, San Angelo and Waco, Texas; Danville, Va.; Ashland, Ky./Huntington, W.Va. and Logan, W.Va.; Fond du Lac, Janesville/Beloit and Sheboygan, Wis.; and Gillette, Wyo. The Lihue, Hawaii market launched June 11.
22 expanded markets: Denver and Fort Collins/Loveland, Colo.; Philadelphia., Pa./Wilmington, Del.; Daytona Beach, Gainesville and West Palm Beach, Fla.; Hilo, Hawaii; Boise/Nampa, Idaho; Chicagoland, Ill.; Lafayette, Ind.; Hammond, La.; Springfield, Mo.; Glens Falls and New York, N.Y.; Charlotte/Gastonia and Greenville/Washington, N.C.; Indiana, Pa. and Hagerstown, Md./Chambersburg, Pa.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Va.; Seattle, Wash.; Appleton/Oshkosh, Wis.
4G LTE Devices, Plans and Speed
Current Verizon 4G LTE Android smartphones: Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Droid RAZR (MAXX), Motorola Droid 4, Samsung Stratosphere, LG Spectrum, HTC Rezound, LG Lucid, Motorola Droid Bionic, Samsung Droid Charge, Pantech Breakout.
Upcoming Verizon 4G LTE Android smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE.