Verizon LTE averaging 12Mbps down/5Mbps up. Survey says: “Not too shaby”.

  • March 8, 2010 12:23 pm

Whether you want to get overly technical and explain how LTE isn’t technically 4G or simply don’t care, begging on hands and knees for something faster to come along, one thing is for certain: we all want LTE. Article after article has been written, telling of how LTE will save the planet and maybe even aid in solving world peace. But how does it actually fare in real world scenarios? I mean, the on paper maximums show speeds as high as 100Mbps/50Mbps up/down respectively.

The debbie downer in the group will quickly point out that the real world speeds Verizon is seeing are far from their maximums (12Mbps down/5Mbps up constant | 40-50Mbps down/20-25Mbps up peak). Such views while valid, are rather short sighted. I mean, if you find yourself complaining about data speeds that are several times faster than what we poke along with right now, nothing will ever make you happy.

As for myself, I can’t wait to pick myself up a nice LTE data card late this year early next. Even at only12Mbps, mobile web browsing will be much, much faster.


  • NookSurfer

    Let’s hope their coverage area is as great as some of their othe advertisements. I’m not a Verizon user, but this might just be enough for me to switch over.