Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T announced new 4G markets

Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) said it will light up its LTE network in 14 more cities today, creating a total of 179 LTE markets for the carrier. Meanwhile, T-Mobile USA announced that it has launched its HSPA+42 network in 11 additional cities, to reach a total of 163 markets.

The list of cities with Verizon LTE service includes: Little Rock, Ark.; Savannah, Ga.; Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Iowa; Lexington, Ky; Starkville, Miss.; Kansas City and Springfield/Branson, Mo.; Lincoln, Neb.; Orange County, N.Y.; Greater Providence, R.I.; Rapid City, S.D.; Roanoke, Va.; and Appleton/Oshkosh, Wisc.

In addition, Verizon said it is making major LTE expansions in Louisville, Ky.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. and Pittsburgh, Pa.

T-Mobile's HSPA+42 markets include: Bend, Medford and Corvallis, Ore.; Benton Harbor, Mich.; Bloomington, Champaign-Urbana and Springfield, Ill.; Columbus, Ga.; Hagerstown, Md.; Montgomery, Ala.; and Yuba City, Calif.

T-Mobile recently introduced its first smartphones capable of taking advantage of T-Mobile's faster 4G (HSPA+ 42) network - the Samsung Galaxy S II and HTC Amaze4G. T-Mobile said the average download speeds are approaching 8 Mbps. The company also recently introduced the T-Mobile Sonic 4G Mobile HotSpot for the HSPA+42 network.

AT&T (NYSE:T) announced earlier this week plans to launch six more LTE markets Nov. 20 including Charlotte, N.C.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Kansas City, Mo.; Las Vegas; Oklahoma City; and San Juan, Puerto Rico, bringing its total LTE footprint to 15 markets. By year-end AT&T has said will have LTE service in 15 markets covering 70 million POPs.

For more:
- see this T-Mobile release
- see this Verizon release

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