We all know that LTE is the bee’s knees of the cellular world at the moment. It also just so happens to be VZW that is leading the charge with said technology here in the U.S. Their early lead and continuing steamroller of expansions and new markets is putting AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile to shame. And wouldn’t you know it, the carrier announced today more new expansions coming in the days leading up to June 21st.
- Indiana: Armagh, Clymer, Marchand, Marion Center, New Florence and Strongstown
- Oregon: West side – “along the Snake River from the Nyssa Valley to the Weiser Valley, including Ontario and Payett”. On the eastern side – “Blackfoot from the Fort Hall Indian Reservation north to Shelley, near the Bingham County line”.
- North Carolina: Burlington, Jacksonville and New Bern with expanded coverage for Elon, Half Moon, Havelock, Riverbend, the Camp Lejeune military base and Whitsett. VZW is also bringing 100,000 new customers into the mix by extending coverage around North Carolina’s “Triangle” sector of the state.
While Verizon repeatedly claims average downloads speeds is in the 5-12 Mbps range, under the right (and pretty frequent) conditions, one might be able to snag a 15-20 Mbps connection for a quick speed test. Still, even their “average” speeds are many times better than the other three major U.S. carriers’ best offerings.
If you live in one of the new or newly expanded markets, be sure to let us know how your experience goes over the next few weeks! Verizon says either on or around June 21st is when the LTE switches should begin flipping.
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