Verizon 4G LTE Launching In More Cities This MonthBy: Zach Walton - June 8, 2012
Who has the better 4G LTE coverage – Verizon or AT&T? Both companies will tell you a different story and sling mud at their competitors. At the end of the day, it all comes down to the fact that a lot of the nation is still on plain ol’ 4G, or even worse 3G. Verizon is adding more cities to its arsenal of 4G LTE enabled areas come this month to perhaps gain more of a lead over AT&T.
Verizon has announced that its bringing 4G LTE to more cities over the coming weeks while expanding its current offerings in states that are already enjoying the increased speeds. From the sheer number of cities alone, it’s a massive undertaking on the part of Verizon.
South Carolina was the latest state to be announced with the cities of Greenwood and Anderson both getting 4G LTE on June 21. Wyoming is getting some love as well with the city of Gillette getting faster wireless speeds. The cities of Jacksonville, Burlington and New Bern, North Carolina can expect a launch on June 21 as well. Bedford and Sharon, Pennsylvania will be getting 4G LTE as well. Billerica, Massachusetts and Lake of The Ozarks, Missouri round out the list.
Verizon is also expanding its current coverage in the following states: Florida, Idaho, Oregon, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Missouri. Most states can expect it to be a proper expansion with numerous communities and cities throughout the state getting faster mobile speeds.
4G LTE is great and all, but recent studies have shown that people just aren’t using mobile data as much anymore. Consumers agree that wi-fi is the way to go. While I applaud Verizon on bringing 4G LTE to more markets, they should also be focusing on bringing Wi-Fi to more public places. A recent collaboration between ISPs is looking to bring free Wi-Fi to all of their customers. Unfortunately, Verizon wasn’t on that list, but it’s never too late to bring free Wi-Fi to your customers, right?