When it comes to 4G LTE coverage in the United States, Verizon Wireless is the first carrier to have launched an LTE network in 473 markets. These 473 markets gives Verizon 273.5 million potential customer.
Verizon may have 89% of the U.S. covered with their LTE network, but that isn’t slowing the carrier down from providing the blazing fast mobile data speeds on every market in the U.S. by mid year. What many may find surprising is that Verizon will be making sure their LTE network is available everywhere their 3G network is available by the end of 2013. In other words, Verizon will have all of the U.S. covered with their LTE network while AT&T is still trying to catch up by reaching 80% of the U.S. by the end of the year.
In addition to covering the entirety of the U.S. with Verizon’s LTE network, a Verizon rep said, “This year, the company also will continue to work with rural communications companies through LTE in Rural America, helping them to build and operate a 4G LTE network in their areas.
It’s outstanding to see Verizon continue to finish their 4G LTE network in such a short time frame. Although when T-Mobile starts rolling out their LTE network Verizon might find themselves losing customers due to the attraction of truly unlimited data.