27 new markets to get Verizon 4G LTE coverage on Thursday

While Sprint is just starting to launch LTE devices, Verizon is expanding its already existing LTE network, and it looks like 27 lucky markets are going to get a taste of LTE speeds soon. Big Red announced that it’ll be launching LTE in the following cities this Thursday. We took the liberty of breaking it down by state.

  • Alabama: Auburn and Tuscaloosa
  • Arkansas: Pine Bluff, Siloam Springs, and Van Buren
  • California: Visala/Porterville
  • Florida: Fort Walton Beach and Ocala
  • Georgia: Brunswick, LaGrange, and Macon/Warner
  • Illinois: Peoria
  • Indiana: Kokomo/Logansport and Marion
  • Kansas: Dodge City, Garden City, Great Bend, and Hays
  • Maryland: Salisbury
  • New York: Cattaraugus/Allegany
  • Ohio: Sandusky
  • Oklahoma: Ardmore and Ponca City
  • Oregon: Salem/Albany/Corvallis
  • South Dakota: Pierre
  • Texas: Big Springs and Tyler

So if you live in one of the cities above, Thursday will be your lucky day.  in addition to the expansion, Verizon has announced that they’re making improvements and enhancements in existing LTE markets, which include:

  • Arizona: Phoenix and Tucson
  • California: Bakersfield, Fresno, Modesto, Sacramento, Salinas/Monterey, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo and Stockton
  • Colorado: Colorado Springs and Fort Collins/Loveland
  • Florida: Sarasota/Bradenton
  • Idaho: Boise/Nampa
  • Illinois: Carbondale/Marion and Rockford
  • Indiana: Fort Wayne and Indianapolis
  • Iowa: Des Moines
  • Massachusetts: Boston and Worcester
  • Michigan: Detroit
  • Missouri: St. Louis
  • Nevada: Las Vegas and Reno
  • New Hampshire: Manchester/Nashua
  • New Mexico: Albuquerque and Santa Fe
  • New York: Buffalo/Niagara Falls and NYC
  • Ohio: Akron, Cleveland and Columbus
  • Oklahoma: Oklahoma City and Tulsa
  • Oregon: Portland
  • Rhode Island: Providence/Pawtucket
  • Tennessee: Nashville
  • Texas: El Paso
  • Utah: Provo/Orem and Salt Lake City/Ogden
  • Washington: Olympia/Centralia and Spokane

Please excuse us while we take a mental breath…..

Now, if you live in any of the cities listed above, you’re either getting some fresh LTE love, or some improved coverage. Either one seems like a win to us. According to the numbers, Verizon will cover 230 markets with these new additions, which comprises about two-thirds of the population in the U.S.


So did your city make the list? Anyone feeling left out because they don’t have LTE coverage? Sound off in the comments!

Source TechnoBuffalo