Verizon's LTE Network Hits 5 More Markets Jan 19
Verizon Wireless today announced that its Long Term Evolution 4G network will expand by five new markets on Thursday, January 19. The new markets include Glens Falls and Utica, N.Y.; Lawton, Okla.; and Brownsville and McAllen, Texas. The company is also expanding its network in Atlanta, Ga.; Houston, Texas; and Spokane, Wash. With these expansions, Verizon says that LTE 4G is available to more than 200 million people in 195 markets across the United States.
Verizon Expands XLTE to 6 More Markets
Verizon Wireless today marked the one-year anniversary of its XLTE service by expanding coverage to six additional markets. XLTE is now available in Marshalltown, Iowa; Madisonville and Owensboro, Ky.; Traverse City, Mich.; Meridian, Miss.; and Martinsville, Va.
Sprint LTE and Spark Footprints Continue to Grow
Sprint today launched LTE service in 24 new markets and Spark service in an additional 24 markets. The company's LTE footprint now reaches 270 million POPs, while its Spark footprint reaches 125 million POPs.
AT&T Fills In LTE Coverage Gaps
AT&T today said its LTE 4G network is now live in a handful of new markets, including Alpena, Mich.; Worthington, Minn.; Klamath Falls, La Grande, and Roseburg, Ore.; Altoona, Pa.; and Alice, Bay City, and El Campo, Texas. AT&T's LTE network reaches 280 million POPs and should cover 97% of all Americans by the end of the year.
Verizon Lights Up AWS Spectrum in 22 More Markets
Verizon Wireless today announced it has expanded the reach of its "XLTE" footprint by 22 markets. Verizon's LTE network runs on 700MHz almost nationwide, but it has been adding coverage in the 1700MHz band throughout the year and marketing the dual-band 700/1700MHz coverage as XLTE.
The smallest expansion yet!
Main reason, in my opinion, is they have to wait on county approval of new cell sites, or to upgrade cell sites. Second reason, not listing reasons in any certain order, is that they have hit all major cities with equipment for Internet and voice available. Another reason is they are having to wait on rural companies to get LTE up and running for them. There are probably a ton...