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

38 markets and 60 airports first to see the speed
By: Don Lynn | 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.




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



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