Verizon’s already expressed plans to launch LTE in a number of markets before the year is out (with first Android devices expected to hit early 2011), but we didn’t really have much of an idea regarding who would be getting what and when. If eWeek‘s report is accurate, Verizon’s going to be launching LTE in 30 “NFL Cities,” stressing that their initial rollout would only cover major metropolitan areas. That doesn’t sound too shabby at all.
While nothing was said on their plans going into the first half of 2011, we did learn that they expect to have their entire coverage map drowned in LTE goodness by the end of 2013. That sounds like a long time from now, but think about how long T-Mobile customers had to wait for basic 3G. You’ll live.