Dueling announcements came this morning from America's two largest mobile carriers Verizon and AT&T, indicating their plans to activate 4G LTE in several new markets. The winners in today's LTE sweepstakes are as follows for each carrier:
Verizon markets are as follows, concentrated in the Pacific Northwest region:
Klamath Falls, OR
Port Angeles, WA
Port Townsend, WA
Verizon now boasts over 400 markets online with LTE. These cites will be online, per the Verizon blog around December 20th of this year. Merry Christmas to them, indeed.
AT&T markets scattered across the U.S. are as follows:
Richmond, VA (expansion of service)
This gives AT&T about 120 markets of LTE service. Of course, AT&T obscures the true extent of its 4G market distribution by including HSPA+ service in several markets, but the Rethink Possible network still has a long way to go in its quest to Rule the Air at Verizon's level of LTE penetration. So the race continues for dominance in the air over the United States. Sprint and T-Mobile certainly have their work cut out for them.
What are your thoughts on the expanded markets? Are you in one of these lucky areas? As a resident in the Richmond, VA market, I'm pleased to see these expansions.