Verizon Brings 4G to Thirty-Nine Cities in the US
Verizon will now roll out more 4G coverage than was previously mentioned by the company. 39 cities will now be covered, up from the previous 25 cities. The cities planned for the new launch will be major, highly populated cities such as New York City and Los Angeles. When this service rolls out at the end of the year, over 75 percent of the included cities' populations will be able to use this service. Verizon's 4G service will have connection speeds of up to 10-12 Mbps download and up to 2-5 Mbps upload. Verizon also boasts that its new 4G network will reach 110 million Americans by the year's end, reaching 200 million Americans around the end of 2011, and it will be as extensive as its current 3G network in 2013. Sadly though for Verizon users, the only devices that will be able to use this when it launches will be the USB modems for users that have an open USB port and an OS that can run the software. For some good news, Verizon will show off some new phones with both 3G and 4G support at CES in January and the new phones will go on sale sometime in the middle of 2011. Verizon also says that its data plans will stay as demand for internet use rises on mobile platforms. You can read a full report of cities and the general outline of Verizon's plan here.