Verizon Adds Seven Cities to ‘Live’ LTE Market List

Charlotte, N.C., along with six other smaller cities, are the latest locales to receive Verizon’s high-speed 4G LTE wireless network service, according to a Verizon announcement. The new markets join the 38 cities that had LTE when Verizon launched commercial services back in December, along with approximately 60 major airport sites.

While Verizon already has most of the big U.S. markets online with its initial LTE launch, the company is putting its foot on the accelerator for the rest of 2011. According to reports from Verizon’s earnings call earlier this week Big Red is now saying it will have live LTE in approximately 175 markets by year-end, up from an earlier target of 145 markets.

About Paul Kapustka

Paul Kapustka is a longtime journalist who has spent more than two decades covering the information technology business, Paul most recently has been focusing on mobility and how it has changed the computing and collaborative landscape. His newest project outside Mobile Enterprise 360 is a research and analysis operation called WiFi Journal. He is also editor in chief of Mobile Sports Report, which covers the intersection of mobile technology and sports business. Paul is also the founder of Sidecut Reports, a research firm that covered the emergence of 4G technology in the cellular marketplace.