Verizon Giving 4G LTE Huge Boost in U.S. This Weekend

Verizon Wireless today announced that it has big plans for its 4G LTE network this weekend.

By next week at this time, Verizon’s expanding LTE network will cover more than two-thirds of the U.S.

The carrier’s 4G LTE network will hit 27 new markets and will expands in another 44 markets on April 19.

This year represents a year of growth and investment in our 4G LTE network, which stands out by virtue of its superb combination of coverage, speed and the variety of devices that we offer customers.

By the end of 2012, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network will be available in more than 400 markets, and will be available to more than 260 million people in the United States.

“Verizon Wireless 4G LTE is the premier wireless data service in the nation, with more than six times the geographic coverage of our nearest competitor’s 4G LTE network and now available to more than two-thirds of the nation’s population,” said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless. “We will continue to introduce new markets and expand covered markets to ensure even more wireless users across the United States can take advantage of the benefits that 4G LTE brings to consumers, small businesses and enterprises.”