Verizon Wireless LTE 4G Service Flipped on in 19 More Areas

If you live in one of the areas listed below, you will have the option of using Verzion Wireless’s 4G LTE network starting tomorrow (Thursday, June 16):

Fresno and Sacramento, Calif.; Hartford, Conn.; Boise, Idaho; Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, Ind.; Flint, Grand Rapids and Lansing, Mich.; Dayton, Ohio; Erie, Harrisburg and State College, Pa.; Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Salt Lake City-Ogden, Utah; Spokane, Wash.; and Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.

The LTE networks in San Francisco and Detroit will get a coverage area boost at the same time.

Verizon Wireless Turns On 19 Additional 4G LTE Markets And Expands The 4G LTE Network In Two Cities On June 16 (Verizon press release)

Of course, you will need to buy a new phone, MiFi or USB wireless modem that works with the LTE network. If you live in one of these areas and have a supported device, Verizon says that: 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. This is quite a bit faster than some cable modem and DSL wired services.

As of June 16, Verizon’s LTE 4G network will be available in a total of 74 metropolitan areas.