At least one Anandtech editor has an extra spring in his step today! True to their word, Verizon has been adding and expanding LTE coverage across the US, making stops at some of the largest markets, and even some smaller ones. Verizon's announcement of twelve (Thanks @DanNeely) new markets included Tucson, AZ, home to smartphones and displays editor, Brian Klug and we can all breath a sigh of relief knowing now that Brian won't have to drive all the way to Phoenix whenever an LTE device lands on his door step. VZW has hitched their future on LTE, including a recent ad campaign that touts LTE's performance as "Twice as fast as any AT&T smartphone." By all accounts the performance is top notch and bests AT&T's '4G' HSPA+ network; now if they could just get a reasonably priced unlmited data plan. Source: Verizon Wireless

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  • DanNeely - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    VZW issued 12 press releases On the 26th naming 16 towns as getting LTE on august 18th. I'm not sure how the 12/16 combine into 9 markets, but here's the list:

    Greater Worcester, Massachusetts
    Syracuse, New York, Area
    Capital Region
    Ithaca, New York, Area
    Provo/Orem, Utah
    Salinas And Monterey, California
    Bakersfield, California
    Omaha And Council Bluffs, Nebraska
    Johnstown And Altoona, Pennsylvania
    Ft. Collins, Colorado
    Tucson, Arizona
    Frederick, Maryland

    They're also expanding LTE coverage in several areas on the same date:

    Metrowest, Massachusetts
    Columbus, Ohio
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Nyack, West Nyack, Orangeburg, Pearl River And Spring Valley, New York
  • JasonInofuentes - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    You are correct, sir. Will update in a moment, should've hit refresh on their news page one more time. Thanks.
  • Syran - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    I'm still waiting to be able to have solid 3G connections...
  • FITCamaro - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    Charleston got it last week. Loving it.
  • DanNeely - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    I'm in Johnstown PA and will have it soon on paper, now VZW just needs to upgrade the Droid3 when lower power 3g/LTE combined wireless chips become available...
  • kkwst2 - Friday, July 29, 2011 - link

    I'm guessing that will be the Droid 4, which I'm hoping will be the first LTE global phone.

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