June 7, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
Verizon Wireless has made its 4G LTE network cover so many places that you can sometimes forget that it’s still expanding in many more places. Verizon 4G LTE is currently in 258 markets, serving two thirds of the U.S. population. That number’s going to grow pretty quickly.
Since June 5, Verizon has added LTE service to Panama City, Fla.; Columbus and Seymour, Indiana; and Billerica, Mass. Today, the nation’s second biggest carrier announced plans to launch LTE soon, as early as June 21, in a slew of other places.
We often write about new markets gaining LTE support from AT&T and Sprint because those are baby networks taking their first steps. It’s a rarity and we have a lot of readers on those networks, so it makes sense to highlight the growing LTE support. But every now and then, Verizon reminds us that we’re taking Big Red for granted. That’s the same Big Red that has already delivered an LTE footprint that puts every network to shame, covering so many millions more people that it’s kind of silly to compare any LTE network to Verizon’s at this point.
Here’s the list of markets about to gain or expand Verizon 4G LTE coverage
Gainesville along SR 20 to CR 234, Gainesville Regional Airport, Alachua, Haile Plantation, Kanapaha Park, Lake Kanapaha, Newnans Lake, Lamplighter, Prairie Creek, Paynes Prairie Preserve, Turkey Creek Forest, Flying Ten Airport, San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, Dudley Farm Historic State Park, Santa Fe Springs Conservation Area, the University of Florida Agricultural Experimental Farm, and throughout the area west of Interstate 75 northeast of Archer and southeast of High Springs.
Ormond Beach, Ormond-By-The-Sea, Ormond Beach Municipal Airport, Seabridge South, Atlantic Shores, Flagler Beach, Flagler County Airport, Bunnell, Palm Coast, Hammock Beach, Beverly Beach, Ocean Palm Villas South, Bulow, Bulow Oaks, Bulow-Tulow, North Peninsula State Park, Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, Tomoka State Park, Pellicer Creek Corridor Conservation Area, Graham Swamp Conservation Area and Pellicer Creek Aquatic Preserve.
Florida (Palm Beach)
Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington, Greenacres, Royal Palm Estates, Century Village, Lantana, Palm Springs, Golden Lakes, West Boynton Beach and West Boca Raton.
Downtown and residential areas of Gainesville, Oakwood, Clermont, Murrayville and Flowery Branch, Ga. will have access to the nation’s fastest 4G network. Coverage will also include parts of city of Buford along Lake Lanier and along I-985 from GA-20 up to areas near the US-23 / Ramsey Rd. intersection.
Idaho (West) and Oregon (East)
Along the Snake River from the Nyssa Valley to the Weiser Valley, including Ontario and Payette
Blackfoot from the Fort Hall Indian Reservation north to Shelley, near the Bingham County line.
Berkley, Dighton, East Freetown and Lakeville.
Missouri (Springfield/Jefferson City)
Ava, Bolivar, Conway, Halfway, Jefferson City, Lebanon, Marshfield, Mountain View, Phillipsburg, Sundown, Theodosia, West Plains, Willow Springs
Missouri (The Ozarks)
Lake of the Ozarks, Camdenton, Linn Creek, Sunrise Beach, Village of Four Seasons, Osage Beach and Laurie will have access to the nation’s fastest 4G network.
North Carolina (East & The Triangle)
Hickory, Conover, Lenoir, Morganton and Newton.
Jacksonville and New Bern with surrounding areas of Half Moon, Havelock, Riverbend, and the Camp Lejeune military base
Burlington, Elon and Whitsett
The Triangle (already available but expanding to support 100,000 more people)
North Carolina (Charlotte)
Metro Charlotte extending to Concord, Gastonia, Huntersville, Kannapolis, Monroe, Mooresville and Rock Hill. With the planned 4G LTE network expansion this June, residents and travelers in more parts of the city will have access to the nation’s fastest 4G network.
Bedford, Indiana County - Armagh, Clymer, Marchand, Marion Center, New Florence, and Strongstown