Verizon 4G Coverage, Devices To Reach 285 Million Americans By 2013


In his keynote speech at CTIA Enterprise & Apps, Lowell McAdams not only established the cities in which Verizon 4G would launch, but also promised that by CES 2011 in early January, Verizon will be showing off at least a half dozen 4G LTE devices. Take a look at that map:


Verizon will roll out 4G in a 3-year effort, culminating in 285 million Americans blanketed with Verizon 4G LTE by the year 2013:


What’s more is that Verizon will also focus on covering rural areas with 4G. They’ve already got agreements with at least 5 smaller carriers in the United States who can leverage Verizon’s 4G network to their customers in less dense areas. And for all the travelers out there, Verizon 4G will be available in 55 airports. So yeah… you are now free to move about the country.

Lowell discussed the two main ingredients of Verizon 4G: speed and latency. He also claimed that Verizon’s in-building penetration is industry best and I’m really excited about his description of how it could transform our devices,  “Signal penetration can make machine to machine really thrive, and delver that smart home, that smart office.”

What I think will really ring the Phandroid bells is his comment that, “Gamers will love player to player instant response time.” Heck yeah we will.

He also took a moment to address Verizon 4G as a service that will be an industry leader: “The misconception is that all 4G is the same,” continuing that, “It’s all about how you build them, how you manage them.” If Verizon does with it’s 4G what it did with it’s 3G then I think the mobile world has a LOT for which they can be excited.

I’d lastly like to follow up with something that really struck me. Last night, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha talked about transforming from a phone manufacturer in trouble to one of the top in the USA and the World. Nearly all of this can be thanks to them embracing Android and the openness. Verizon has done the same, and they acknoweldged this:

“I realize some of you are saying Cmon Lowell you guys have been the poster child for walled garden for awhile, and I get that.” He followed that up by pronouncing the company’s dedication to openness saying, “In a 4G world, we need to turn that walled garden inside out.”


If they follow up with that promise, they won’t only turn the walled garden inside out… but they’ll turn the mobile world upside down.

Verizon has another press conference in about 30 minutes which we’ll be attending. We’ll follow up with any new details we learn!

“Misconception is that all 4G is the same. All about how you build them, how you manage them, etc…”
“In building penetration is best in the market” “Signal penetration can make machine to machine really thrive, and delver that smart home, that smart office.
Rob Jackson
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  1. Fuck verizon 4g, Here Is what WE CARE ABOUT:Were the fuck is Project emerald from tmobile. That new plasticly MyTouch blows! Fuck you Phandroid and fuck your source who said there would be a “dual release” of two phones. Where is it?!?!?! And where the fuck is the htc Glacier? The Glacier’s cpu PWNED the shit out of every phone, And PWNED most phones gpus. The new mytouch’s 1ghz processor is NOT the glacier. They see me trollin’, they hatin’

  2. “And for all the travelers out there, Verizon 4G will be available in 55 airports”

    A lot of us travel by train and car too ya know ;)

  3. Uhh, tone down the language there Keller, seriously.

  4. Where is the coverage map for the initial launch? 30 cities doesn’t tell a lot unless they aren’t expanding into metropolitan areas that surround the 30 cities. I am 12 miles from Philadelphia and would like to know how far coverage ranges from Philly.

    Really excited for building penetration. I have a terrible time with this currently. Can’t get reception in my house and can’t in many buildings I spend time in. Will this go for phone reception too? That would be super great Verizon.

  5. Me thinks Keller’s mom didn’t pack a Twinkie in his lunch box today :-(

  6. Keller is a fanboy douche.

  7. No Portland? Booo!

  8. Keller you are an idiot are you going to say the same shit on every verizon posting? You have tmo maybe yell and cry when something about tmo is posted nobody that looks at verizon or is with verizon gives to shits about your rant since it has nothing to do with verizon. Boo hoo go run to mommy have her put your diaper on for you

  9. I agree with the boo for not Portland. PDX will get it though. And Keller, stop making that same post on every story. Phandroid has no control over that. They can’t publish stories about things that aren’t being announced. Maybe you need to switch of crappy t-mobile and you won’t have this problem. I 100% guarantee more people care about Verizon 4g than Project Emerald for T-Mobile.

  10. @Keller: T-Mobile? BWAAAHAHAHAHA!!!! No one is listening to your silly drivel.

  11. When did Hellen Keller learn to type? She seems pissed!

  12. So im Guessing Sprint Wouldnt match this in Less time…Considering they already have half dozen 4G devices, 18 more cities huh?

  13. @ Bullet Catcher: Probably after she learned to say: “Waaaah….Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.”

  14. keller, nobody really cares about you or t-mobile.

  15. Keller has my balls in his mouth …

  16. @Keller, wow dude. sexually repressed much? I wouldn’t go broadcasting that to everyone, but to each their own i suppose.

  17. 2011 will be an interesting year it seems.

  18. @Keller Seriously, you need to go and see a doctor. I think there’s far more important things to throw all your toys out of the pram for.

    It’s just a mobile/cell phone not the cure to famine or cancer.

    Ever been tested for bi-polar?

    4G in the UK would be nice, but I doubt that will come for a very long time!

  19. Main thing here is the LTE switch will be turned on!! 700Mhz coast to coast by 2013. 38 Cities at once PLUS 55+ Airports!! Super fast build out in 2011. OMG look at the 2013 MAP. Turning the switch on means Manufacturers ramp up production of LTE devices and because VZW is ALL 700Mhz LTE the devices will be less expensive to make. No multiple frequency cross platform, mutiple if ify roaming agreements!! And Gaming SWEET!, 30ms latency WOW! Push the kill button means your opponent goes down before you do!

  20. @phones: Takeing in to account Vzw will be lighting up the the 38 markets/ I took Sprint/Clearwire 2 years to get where they are today/VZw is also projected to pass up Sprint in 4G coverage by the end of 2011.

  21. Verizon says it will have better coverage with 4G in rural areas. Can anyone sincerely tell me that this will be true?

    What about Wireless laptops, will they have better connectivity with 4G, or am I dreaming?

  22. @Rags:

    I agree with Keith. It’s the LTE push. If you have 3G coverage in your rural area and you end up in Verizon’s 4G LTE Coverage area, you’re looking at a significant increase in speed, comprable to cable. I cant’ get cable where I’m at yet, but when 4G drops in my lap, I’m snatchin it up.

  23. My question is about the 4G Towers, I live in Phenix City, AL (Columbus, GA) area, and the nearest 4G market is in Montgomery, Huntsville, etc. Im around all of the towers but there not exactly right next to me. I live about an hour away from Montgomery. Will my 4G connection reach? Because i heard about 4G giving out a stronger signal. Thanks.

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