Verizon Wireless Expands 4G LTE As iPhone 5 Hits Shelves

Josh WolfordIT Management

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Like AT&T, Verizon is also improving its LTE coverage as the newly-LTE-sporting iPhone 5 arrives in millions of hands across the country.

Verizon has been busy in the lead up to the big launch, either expanding or introducing new LTE coverage into markets across 20 states. According to Verizon, their LTE blankets 75% of the U.S. population in 371 markets. They hope to push that number to over 400 by year's end.

The very latest area to recieve a 4G LTE expansion is Philadelphia. Verizon also added new 4G LTE coverage to Pottsville, Stroudsburg, Sunbury, and Williamsport.

Here's a full list of all the locations that Verizon is beefing up surrounding the iPhone 5 launch:

Alabama - Auburn/Opelika [Expansion] Florida - Tallahassee [Expansion] Tampa Bay [Expansion] Wyoming - Cheyenne [New] Colorado - Greeley [New] Aspen-Snowmass [New] Pueblo [New] Bremerton & Silverdale [New] Longmont [Expansion] Georgia - Tifton [New] Americus [New] Ellijay [New] Moultrie [New] Statesboro [New] Bainbridge [New] Kansas - Lawrence [New] Coffeyville [New] Emporia [New] The Hays [Expansion] Ohio - Marion County [New] Dayton/Springfield [Expansion] North Carolina - Asheville [Expansion] Forsyth, Guilford and Rockingham Counties [Expansion] Morehead City [New] Indiana - South Bend, Mishawaka and Elkhart [Expansion] Richmond [New] Idaho - American Falls [New] Texas - Lubbock [New] Missouri - Rolla [New] Kansas City [Expansion] Michigan - Jackson County [New] Montana - Billings & Helena [New] Illinois - Mattoon [Expansion] Peoria [Expansion] Sterling [New] Bloomington/Normal [Expansion] Iowa - Blue Grass, Muscatine and Princeton [Expansion] Clinton [New] Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh [Expansion] California - Merced [New] Nebraska - Lincoln & Omaha [Expansion] Utah - Various regions [New and Expansion] South Carolina - Charleston [Expansion] Minnesota - Rochester & Bemidji [Expansion/New] Arizona - Marana, Vail, Sonoita and Three Points [New] [Verizon Wireless via PCMag]

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