Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Charlotte one of 38 cities to get Verizon 4G coverage by December

Verizon plans to have its next-generation "4G" cellular network launched by the end of the year. At a news conference in San Francisco Wednesday, the company said that its 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) network would launch in 38 major metros, including Charlotte, and touch more than 110 million Americans by December.

Verizon is also putting its 4G network into 60 commercial airports in the U.S. -- in launch cities and other key areas.

The new network will allow much faster speed than the current 3G network provides, much closer to type speed customers see on at-home DSL or cable modem networks.

The launch areas include Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. as well as Rochester, New York in the Northeast.

The launch will also touch customers throughout Miami and south Florida, Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and New Orleans as well as Charlotte and Nashville, Tennessee.

Others are Chicagoland, St. Louis, the Twin Cities, Pittsburgh and major cities in Ohio, plus major population centers in California as well as Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas and West Lafayette, Ind., home of Purdue University.

The company said Purdue is using several software applications on its 3G network that improve student engagement and success, and Verizon Wireless is working with Purdue to explore the next phase of how 4G LTE technology can improve e-learning across the nation.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you have to have a 4G phone to get 4G? I have the Droid Incredible... Where does that leave me?

TC said...

To 3:23.....Well,I guess you`ll be left in the dust!

Anonymous said...

Not Raleigh-Durham??? Hahahahahahahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

The 4G will only work for wireless aircards first. Verizon does not have 4G phones until later next year.

Anonymous said...

Sprint already has 4G in Charlotte...

Whytewulf said...

you will need a 4G phone. I heard Winston will get in in q2 next year.

Anonymous said...

Will this help with my "dropped call" problem? What is Verizon doing to address this?

Anonymous said...

Your 3G phone will not work with 4G. Period. Sprint's 4G, while fast in the markets where you can find it, is not LTE. LTE will become the *standard* over the next several years (ATT and VZW), and will have wide coverage that Sprint will not be able to match.

Anonymous said...

They are rolling it out in all NFL cities before any where else. This is due to the agreement that Verizon and the NFL have together.

Anonymous said...

No 4g phones yet. It is pretty standard when ATT, Verizon….. roll out a new product like LTE they relegate it to only their aircards. It makes it easier to work out the bugs.

No this will not make any difference to your issues with dropped calls but Verizon and ATT are both at work trying to address those issues as fast as possible.

Anonymous said...

Well until you have a 4G/LTE phone, this is worthless. Most people just bought an iPhone 4, Droid X, or Droid Incredible.

What people fail to realize is the HSPA+ 3G network currently provided by AT&T in Charlotte produces near 4G speeds. That's why AT&T upgraded it's network until the official rollout of their LTE network next year.

I currently have an iPhone 4 (which supports HSPA+) and I consistently get download speeds of 3.5 to 5 Mbps and 1.2 Mbps upload speeds. Sprints current 4G network speeds are around 4-6 Mbps (even advertised as that). So why pay more for 4G when I can stick with 3G a little longer and achieve almost identical speeds?

Gotta love good old marketing!

Langston Wertz Jr. said...

Yes, you will need new handsets to access 4G. Verizon hasn't announced dates yet. I hear they are trying to have something ready by January.

Anonymous said...

would someone please explain just what the h%ll 4G is????????

Anonymous said...

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ever heard of Google?

If we just told you you wouldn't learn anything now would you.

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TC said...

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You need to have a 4G Mobile Phone

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I Have my own iphone what can i do

4grent said...

Thanks for providing information on Verizon 4G aircard network coverage.