Verizon 4G LTE Launch Cities and Airports

Verizon has announced that its 4G LTE network will launch on December 5, 2010 in 38 cities and 60 airports. According to the company’s press release, the network will achieve data rates in “real-world, loaded network environments” from five to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and two to five Mbps on the uplink. Most mobile companies post theoretical maximum rates. The network will launch with two data modems, with LTE phones expected to be announced at CES 2011.

The 38 launch cities are:

  • Akron, Ohio
  • Athens, Georgia
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, Dallas, Texas
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Houston, Texas
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Miami, Florida
  • Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • New York, New York
  • Oakland, California
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Rochester, New York
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • San Diego, California
  • San Francisco, California
  • San Jose, California
  • Seattle/Tacoma, Washington
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Washington, D.C.
  • West Lafayette, Indiana
  • West Palm Beach, Florida

The launch airports are:

  • Austin-Bergstrom International, Austin, Texas
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshal, Glen Burnie, Maryland
  • Bob Hope, Burbank, California
  • Boeing Field/King County International, Seattle, Washington
  • Charlotte/Douglas International, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Chicago Midway International, Chicago, Illinois
  • Chicago O’Hare International, Chicago, Illinois
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, Covington, Kentucky
  • Cleveland-Hopkins International, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dallas Love Field, Dallas, Texas
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Denver International, Denver, Colorado
  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • George Bush Intercontinental/Houston, Houston, Texas
  • Greater Rochester International, Rochester, New York
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Honolulu International, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jacksonville International, Jacksonville, Florida
  • John F. Kennedy International, New York, New York
  • John Wayne Airport-Orange County, Santa Ana, California
  • Kansas City International, Kansas City, Missouri
  • La Guardia, New York, New York
  • Lambert-St. Louis International, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Laurence G. Hanscom Field, Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Long Beach/Daugherty Field, Long Beach, California
  • Los Angeles International, Los Angeles, California
  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International, Metairie, Louisiana
  • McCarran International, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Memphis International, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Metropolitan Oakland International, Oakland, California
  • Miami International, Miami, Florida
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Nashville International, Nashville, Tennessee
  • New Castle, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Newark Liberty International, Newark, New Jersey
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International, San Jose, California
  • North Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Orlando International, Orlando, Florida
  • Orlando Sanford International, Sanford, Florida
  • Palm Beach International, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Philadelphia International, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, Mesa, Arizona
  • Pittsburgh International, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Port Columbus International, Columbus, Ohio
  • Portland International, Portland, Oregon
  • Rickenbacker International, Columbus, Ohio
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National, Arlington, Virginia
  • Sacramento International, Sacramento, California
  • Salt Lake City International, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • San Antonio International, San Antonio, Texas
  • San Diego International, San Diego, California
  • San Francisco International, San Francisco, California
  • Seattle-Tacoma International, Seattle, Washington
  • St. Augustine, Saint Augustine, Florida
  • St. Petersburg-Clearwater International, Clearwater, Florida
  • Tampa International, Tampa, Florida
  • Teterboro, Teterboro, New Jersey
  • Trenton Mercer, Trenton, New Jersey
  • Washington Dulles International, Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C.
  • Will Rogers World, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • William P. Hobby, Houston, Texas

I’m impressed with Verizon’s thorough rollout. It’s much more impressive than how Sprint started its WiMax network and how T-Mobile launched HSPA+. Anyone interested in a Verizon LTE data modem? Or are you strictly interested in phones?

Author: RPadTV


  • smartguy

    Not for the bandwidth cap. That is ridiculously low. LTE can be managed with 20gb caps. Way to chain LTE to your EVDO limitations Verizon.

    If this were unlimited on a rooted Android I'd be interested but as a USB modem I'm not.

  • smartguy

    I've changed my mind. I'll pay the toll if I get reliable speed and connectivity. Today my iPhone 4 might hit 200k but most of the time it times out trying to go somewhere. ATT is a horseshit connection. I hate VZ but they will have my business after I see what they have at CES. Come on Nexus S or iPhone!

    • Out of curiosity, why do you prefer capped LTE over uncapped WiMax?

      • smartguy

        It will work better indoors and Verizon has a better presence in my area.

      • Solid reasoning. Thankfully in Los Angeles and San Francisco, both techs work well. That said, I'm super pleased with my T-Mobile HSPA+.

      • smartguy

        I'd consider TMo's product but they will not upgrade near where I am. That said I'm not sure how much better than ATT they'd be since I'm unaware of how many towers they have near me.

      • Yeah, I can't recommend T-Mo outside of the obvious markets.

  • smartguy

    I just used LTE at the Verizon store. Wow. This is available outside of NOLA in my area. I'm pretty sold when a phone hits the market.

    • I'm hoping to get a data card for review before I leave to San Francisco. I'd love to be able to test it out in multiple cities.

      • smartguy

        I was just very astounded when Verizon included New Orleans AND the metro area north of NOLA 24 miles in the coverage.

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