Verizon flips the switch on 28 new 4G LTE markets this Thursday


Got an itching for one of those super fast LTE devices like the Thunderbolt or Droid Charge but don’t have Verizon 4G coverage in your area? Verizon announced today that on Thursday, they’ll be lighting up the 4G towers in 28 new markets. This brings the grand total to 102 metropolitan areas and many airports across the country as well that can enjoy up to 5-12 Mbps goodness. Here’s the latest additions:

Decatur and Huntsville, Ala.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Lakeland and Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.; Augusta, Ga.; Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului-Wailuku and Lahaina, Hawaii; Carbondale, Ill.; Wichita, Kan.; Louisville, Ky.; Baton Rouge and Hammond, La.; Springfield, Mass.; Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Toledo, Ohio; Tulsa, Okla.; Portland, Ore.; Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Pa.; Charleston, S.C.; Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tenn.; Olympia and Tacoma, Wash; and Charleston, W.Va. The company is also expanding its 4G LTE network in Phoenix, Ariz.; Los Angeles and San Diego, Calif.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Northern New Jersey; Dallas-Ft. Worth and San Antonio, Texas; and Seattle, Wash.

Currently there are 3 Android phones (HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Droid Charge, and LG Revolution) and one Android tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1) capable of LTE. Meanwhile Motorola Xoom owners are still waiting on that promised LTE hardware upgrade, and the Droid Bionic is also right around the corner.

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