Verizon 4G is expanding and they are hoping to reach over 260 million people before the year is out. Hopefully the next iPhone will be 4G…just wishful thinking. Check out the Verizon expansion after the jump.




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Verizon will expand its 4G LTE network to cover a total of 203 markets tomorrow, March 15. Today the company announced it will launch service in seven new markets this week as well as expanding coverage in 17 current markets across the US.

The upcoming expansion is part of Verizon’s plan to more than double the number of its 4G LTE markets before the end of the year, bringing the total to more than 400. If the company delivers these expansions, its 4G LTE network should reach more than 260 million US customers by the end of 2012.

Tomorrow’s expansion will introduce Verizon’s 4G LTE to Dothan and Enterprise, Alabama; Naples, Florida; Greenville, North Carolina; Altus and Durant, Oklahoma; and Longview/Marshall, Texas. Cities to receive expanded 4G LTE coverage include Washington, D.C.; Elkhart, Indiana; Baltimore, Maryland; Columbus, Mississippi; Northern New Jersey; Wilmington, North Carolina; Duncan, Oklahoma; Allentown/Bethlehem, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Cleveland, Tennessee; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; and Kenosha, Madison, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The company’s list of current offerings can be found at

Verizon currently states customers can take advantage of its network on more than 20 4G LTE devices, including tablets and smartphones. Most notably, the third-generation iPad will be supported. The company previously stated all its smartphone offerings going forward (not to mention netbooks and tablets) will support 4G LTE.

Ars Technica