4G LTE: A 2013 Roadmap (update)

Nation's largest 4G LTE network now covers 486 markets.

By Tom Pica on March 21, 2013

UPDATE: On March 21, Verizon Wireless introduced its 4G LTE network in: Somerset, Ky.; Presque Isle, Maine; Great Falls, Mont.; Scotts Bluff, Neb.; and Athens, Ohio. The service also was launched earlier this month in Yuma, Ariz. With six new markets launched in March, the 4G LTE network is now available to more than 273 million people in 486 markets across the U.S.

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So it matters that, as 2013 begins, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is now available in 473 markets and extends to 273.5 million potential customers. Already the largest commercial 4G LTE network in the world, the Verizon Wireless network continues to expand. Currently covering close to 89 percent of its U.S. footprint, by mid-year 4G LTE will be available in nearly every US market currently served by the company’s 3G data service. And by year’s end, the Verizon 4G LTE footprint will completely cover the area served today by its 3G network.

With the wide availability of 4G LTE, companies can use M2M solutions to make their businesses more efficient and secure, while consumers can use 4G LTE devices to interact with friends, family and brands through mobile video and online gaming. It also means more people across the country can take advantage of 4G LTE’s speed and coverage to access new and exciting services, including the in-home solution HomeFusion Broadband.

Fueled by expanding 4G LTE coverage, eMarketer predicts that more than 73 million people will watch mobile video in 2013, a 20 percent increase from 2012. And when a business invests in a Machine-to-Machine, online collaboration or mobile payment solution, it has more potential return on that investment with more deployment options in more parts of the country.

This year, the company also will continue to work with rural communications companies through LTE in Rural America, helping them to build and operate a 4G LTE network in their areas.

As we move forward in 2013 with the expansion of our 4G LTE network, we will continue seeing innovative products and solutions that reshape communications in many areas, ranging from business to education to healthcare.