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Verizon officially announces 4G LTE; lights go on December 5th

38 markets and 60 airports first to see the speed

| Mobile Devices News | Posted: Dec 1, 2010 9:50 pm

No real surprises came from Verizon's press event today. Their 4G LTE network is officially starting up in 38 cities and 60 airports across the U.S. starting December 5th. Verizon states it will cover "one third of Americans." $50 will get you 5GB of data a month while $80 a month will get you 10GB.

 

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According to Verizon, customers can expect 5-12Mbps downstream and 2-5Mbps upstream in "real-world, loaded network environments." Current phones are not currently compatible with LTE; Verizon is making the LG VL600 USB adapter available at launch to take advantage of LTE with the Pantech UML290 coming later. More "consumer oriented" devices are expected to get some face time at CES next month. Check out the full list of covered areas after the break.

 

The full list of covered areas: (courtesy of Gizmodo)

 

Akron, Ohio

 

Athens, Georgia

 

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Baltimore, Maryland

 

Boston, Massachusetts

 

Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Chicago, Illinois

 

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Cleveland, Ohio

 

Columbus, Ohio

 

Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, Dallas, Texas

 

Denver, Colorado

 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

 

Houston, Texas

 

Jacksonville, Florida

 

Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Los Angeles, California

 

Miami, Florida

 

Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota

 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

New York, New York

 

Oakland, California

 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

Orlando, Florida

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Phoenix, Arizona

 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Rochester, New York

 

San Antonio, Texas

 

San Diego, California

 

San Francisco, California

 

San Jose, California

 

Seattle/Tacoma, Washington

 

St. Louis, Missouri

 

Tampa, Florida

 

Washington, D.C.

 

West Lafayette, Indiana

 

West Palm Beach, Florida

 

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Initial Commercial Airport Deployment (Airport Name, City, State) Dec. 5, 2010

 

Austin-Bergstrom International, Austin, Texas

 

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshal, Glen Burnie, Maryland

 

Bob Hope, Burbank, California

 

Boeing Field/King County International, Seattle, Washington

 

Charlotte/Douglas International, Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Chicago Midway International, Chicago, Illinois

 

Chicago O'Hare International, Chicago, Illinois

 

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, Covington, Kentucky

 

Cleveland-Hopkins International, Cleveland, Ohio

 

Dallas Love Field, Dallas, Texas

 

Dallas/Fort Worth International, Fort Worth, Texas

 

Denver International, Denver, Colorado

 

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

 

George Bush Intercontinental/Houston, Houston, Texas

 

Greater Rochester International, Rochester, New York

 

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Atlanta, Georgia

 

Honolulu International, Honolulu, Hawaii

 

Jacksonville International, Jacksonville, Florida

 

John F. Kennedy International, New York, New York

 

John Wayne Airport-Orange County, Santa Ana, California

 

Kansas City International, Kansas City, Missouri

 

La Guardia, New York, New York

 

Lambert-St. Louis International, St. Louis, Missouri

 

Laurence G. Hanscom Field, Bedford, Massachusetts

 

Long Beach/Daugherty Field, Long Beach, California

 

Los Angeles International, Los Angeles, California

 

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International, Metairie, Louisiana

 

McCarran International, Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Memphis International, Memphis, Tennessee

 

Metropolitan Oakland International, Oakland, California

 

Miami International, Miami, Florida

 

Minneapolis-St. Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Nashville International, Nashville, Tennessee

 

New Castle, Wilmington, Delaware

 

Newark Liberty International, Newark, New Jersey

 

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International, San Jose, California

 

North Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Orlando International, Orlando, Florida

 

Orlando Sanford International, Sanford, Florida

 

Palm Beach International, West Palm Beach, Florida

 

Philadelphia International, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Phoenix Sky Harbor International, Phoenix, Arizona

 

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, Mesa, Arizona

 

Pittsburgh International, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Port Columbus International, Columbus, Ohio

 

Portland International, Portland, Oregon

 

Rickenbacker International, Columbus, Ohio

 

Ronald Reagan Washington National, Arlington, Virginia

 

Sacramento International, Sacramento, California

 

Salt Lake City International, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

San Antonio International, San Antonio, Texas

 

San Diego International, San Diego, California

 

San Francisco International, San Francisco, California

 

Seattle-Tacoma International, Seattle, Washington

 

St. Augustine, Saint Augustine, Florida

 

St. Petersburg-Clearwater International, Clearwater, Florida

 

Tampa International, Tampa, Florida

 

Teterboro, Teterboro, New Jersey

 

Trenton Mercer, Trenton, New Jersey

 

Washington Dulles International, Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C.

 

Will Rogers World, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

William P. Hobby, Houston, Texas

 

NEWS SOURCES:Gizmodo.com

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