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Verizon Blows Past 400 Market LTE Goal
417 Markets Available As of October 18
by Karl Bode 08:34AM Wednesday Oct 10 2012
Verizon has announced that they'll reach their goal of offering LTE services in 400 markets before the end of the year -- with several months to spare. According to a company announcement, Verizon plans to reach 417 markets next week when the company launches an additional twenty one markets on October 18. The announcement was made at the CTIA MobileCon tradeshow yesterday, where Verizon Wireless CTO Nicola Palmer stated that about 35 percent of Verizon's mobile data traffic traveled over their 4G LTE network in September -- a number the company expects to grow quickly. The company says they'll have all current EVDO (3G) markets upgraded to LTE by the end of 2013 -- or at this pace, quite a bit earlier.

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Pterodactyl

@comcast.net

If only they had shown such aggressiveness with Fios

While they are to be congratulated for being ahead of schedule, it is only fair to compare this performance with the way that have lied, cheated, and screwed around with Fios installations.

Keep in mind the deadlines that have been ignored, the commitments that have been abrogated, and the duplicity shown in that piece of the business.
travelguy

join:1999-09-03
Santa Fe, NM

Re: If only they had shown such aggressiveness with Fios

Unfortunately, Verizon Wireless is not the same company that provides FIOS.

Smith6612
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True. They were in the initial portions of FiOS but that quickly died off. LTE however, is much faster and cheaper to deploy than fiber to the home, which is why they can deploy it as fast as they've been going. Getting adequate connectivity to cell sites for LTE isn't too difficult either, since there's plenty of methods around that supply ample backhaul to each tower.
openbox9
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Germany
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Re: If only they had shown such aggressiveness with Fios

Bingo. The margins on wireless service warrant a fast rollout. Building out FTTH is costly and time consuming. How long did it take the real AT&T to build the PSTN? More than a couple of years. Give it time

88615298
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The reason why FiOS slowed is 2-fold. A) the brainchild behind it left the company. B) ignorant and impatient shareholders that the new management caters to.
TuxRaiderPen

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Re: If only they had shown such aggressiveness with Fios

said by 88615298:
ignorant and impatient shareholders that the new management caters to.
HOLD YOUR CARS WE HAVE A winner!

This applies to 99.9999% of companies, not just VZ and not just FiOS.
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1311393600 - Back to Black.....Black....Black....
openbox9
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And C) VZ is focusing on its LTE deployment.

Rich

@embarqhsd.net
VZW has a LOT of work to do if they are upgrading their entire 3g footprint.

88615298
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West Tenness

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Re: If only they had shown such aggressiveness with Fios

said by Rich :

VZW has a LOT of work to do if they are upgrading their entire 3g footprint.

They are further along than anyone else. Verizon has more 4G than T-mobile or Sprint has ANY G.

thegeek
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Markets

I think it's time Verizon starts measuring coverage in square miles. There is a lot of coverage in rural Northern Missouri. I don't know how they consider them markets when it covers a dozen farmers and a bunch of cows.
travelguy

join:1999-09-03
Santa Fe, NM

Re: Markets

I agree completely. They are taking credit for my county, but only provide LTE coverage in the metro area.

88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

Re: Markets

said by travelguy:

I agree completely. They are taking credit for my county, but only provide LTE coverage in the metro area.

On the flip side we've had 4G for over 3 weeks. Even before LAST month's roll out. Not only were we not mentioned in that press release for last month we weren't mention for this month nor are we mentioned as getting it in November or December yet we have it.
F34R

join:2007-10-29

well... unfortunately...

Well, I know we'll be the last market to get lit up lol. I hate that 10 miles east, and extremely smaller TOWN compared to my city, has LTE, and we don't.

88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

Re: well... unfortunately...

If the town near you has it you'll get it soon
F34R

join:2007-10-29

Re: well... unfortunately...

I thought the same thing. Hopefully something happens soon.

JigglyWiggly

join:2009-07-12
Pleasanton, CA

Re: well... unfortunately...

MEANWHILE AT ATT
daake07

join:2011-06-28
Kearney, NE

Sprint where are you at?

My town was listed as one of the cities that will get it before the end of the year. They've had LTE panels up for a few weeks, but I haven't seen the service go live yet at least.

My town was also supposed to be covered in Sprint's network vision.....you have 14 months to get LTE to the middle of Nebraska Sprint....good luck.

MalibuMaxx
Premium
join:2007-02-06
Chesterton, IN

I've had it for a year

meanwhile I've had 4G for more than a year...

makes me happy... and it's not like we're a huge city either... just a small suburb of Chicago.

When VZW lit Chicago they lit the whole City and it's suburbs...

Wish they would have done this for 3g but they didn't just glad they fixed they're deployment methods for 4g
chgo_man99

join:2010-01-01
San Jose, CA

meanwhile I get on att lte chicago suburbs

average 10mb/5mb up, with occasional peak 22-30mb / 7-10mb up. Not bad for 5x5Mhz spectrum market.
jjeffeory

join:2002-12-04
USA

Re: meanwhile I get on att lte chicago suburbs

Never get anything like that on my two phones from Verizon in Washington DC after the initial rollout here...

mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV

where is 4g in northern wv?

Like wheeling,weirton, steubenville, moundsville?
This area is booming with Natural Gas drilling industry and they make good money. Why are they leaving this area getting missed?
jjeffeory

join:2002-12-04
USA

Yet my speeds

Yet my speeds are still below 5mbps down in Washington DC ( much worse up).

So I'm getting 3G speeds or less while paying more money for the privelege of having 4G LTE, yay!

VegasMan
Are We There Yet?
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Schaumburg, IL

Re: Yet my speeds

5mbps is way better than most 3G. I usually get below 3mbps on 3G.
But then my 4G is normally between 18-24mbps.
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In need of a Vegas vacation.

CCNnorthcali

join:2004-03-07
San Francisco, CA

Re: Yet my speeds

Carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile can easily achieve better than 3Mbps on 3G, but EVDO that Verizon and Sprint use for 3G is much slower than that. It's actually one of the main reasons Verizon has such a push to roll out AT&T, because their 3G network, while strong in coverage, is terrible in speed.