Verizon Wireless has increased its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage to 371 markets across the country, equivalent to 75% of the US, adding 34 new areas to its operational footprint and expanding its reach in a further 38 existing markets. Commenting on the latest expansion phase, Verizon Wireless CTO Nicola Palmer said: ‘Our 4G LTE network is currently in more markets than all the other US wireless providers combined … We are ahead of schedule with our 4G LTE market roll out and will provide 4G LTE network coverage to more than 400 markets in the near future.’ The cellco hopes to hit the 400 markets milestone by the end of 2012, leaving it free to focus on 3G network enhancements in 2013. The new markets added today are: Hot Springs, Ark; Redding, Calif; Valdosta and Waycross, Ga; Centralia and Danville, Ill; Salina and Topeka, Kan; Alexandria and Monroe, La; Pittsfield, Mass; Battle Creek and Muskegon, Mich; Mankato and Worthington, Minn; Joplin and Sedalia, Mo; Bismark, Grand Forks, and Minot, ND; Chillicothe, Ohio; Reading, Pa; Aberdeen, SD; Laredo, Odessa, and Texarkana, Texas; Brattleboro and White River Junction, Vt; Charlottesville, Va; Longview, Wash; and Eau Clair, La Crosse, and Manitowoc, Wis.
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