Verizon Wireless has named 59 additional markets, which will be added to its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network by the end of this year. These newly named areas, added to the 39 initial markets launched in December 2010 and 49 markets announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, mean that consumers and businesses in at least 147 U.S. cities will have access to Verizon’s 4G network.

The HTC ThunderBolt, launched March 17, is the first in a suite of consumer-oriented smartphones, tablets, hotspots and notebooks that will run on Verizon Wireless’ LTE network by the middle of this year. The new consumer devices join two USB modems from Pantech and LG, which have been providing laptop users with access to the 4G network.

Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network already reaches 110 million people and is available today in the following metropolitan areas:
Phoenix, Ariz.
Los Angeles, Calif.
Oakland, Calif.
San Diego, Calif.
San Francisco, Calif.
San Jose, Calif.
Denver, Colo.
Washington, D.C.
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Jacksonville, Fla.
Miami, Fla.
Orlando, Fla.
Tampa, Fla.
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Athens, Ga.
Atlanta, Ga.
Chicago, Ill.
West Lafayette, Ind.
New Orleans, La.
Baltimore, Md.
Boston, Mass.
Detroit, Mich.
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
St. Louis, Mo.
Las Vegas, Nev.
New York, N.Y.
Rochester, N.Y.
Charlotte, N.C.
Akron, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Philadelphia, Pa.
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Nashville, Tenn.
Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
Houston, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Seattle/Tacoma, Wash.

Additional areas to be covered by Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network in 2011 include:
Decatur, Ala.
Huntsville, Ala.*
Mobile, Ala.*
Montgomery, Ala.*
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.
Fort Smith, Ark.
Little Rock, Ark.*
Tucson, Ariz.
Bakersfield, Calif.
Fresno, Calif.
Modesto, Calif.
Sacramento, Calif.
Salinas-Monterey, Calif.
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Santa Barbara, Calif.
Stockton, Calif.
Colorado Springs, Colo.*
Fort Collins, Colo.
Fairfield, Conn.
Hartford, Conn.
New Haven, Conn.
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Fort Myers, Fla.
Gainesville, Fla.*
Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.*
Pensacola, Fla.*
Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.*
Tallahassee, Fla.*
Augusta, Ga.*
Hilo, Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii*
Kahului-Wailuku, Hawaii*
Lahaina, Hawaii*
Davenport, Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Boise-Nampa, Idaho*
Bloomington/Normal, Ill.
Carbondale, Ill.*
Champaign, Ill.
Rockford, Ill.
Springfield, Ill.
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Indianapolis, Ind.
Lafayette, Ind.
Wichita, Kan.*
Louisville, Ky.
Baton Rouge, La.*
Hammond, La.*
Springfield, Mass.
Worcester, Mass.
Hagerstown, Md.
Flint, Mich.*
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Lansing, Mich.
Saginaw-Bay City, Mich.
Starkville, Miss.
Asheville-Henderson, N.C.
Fayetteville-Lumberton, N.C.*
Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point, N.C.*
Raleigh-Durham, N.C.*
Wilmington, N.C.*
Fargo, N.D.
Omaha, Neb.
Albuquerque, N.M.
Las Cruces, N.M. Santa Fe, N.M.
Reno, Nev.
Albany, N.Y.
Ithaca, N.Y.
Syracuse, N.Y.
Dayton-Springfield, Ohio*
Lima, Ohio
Toledo, Ohio
Tulsa, Okla.*
Portland, Ore.
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pa.
Erie, Pa.*
Harrisburg, Pa.
Johnstown, Pa.
Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pa.
State College, Pa.*
Charleston, S.C.*
Columbia, S.C.*
Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.*
Hilton Head, S.C.*
Sioux Falls, S.D.*
Chattanooga, Tenn.*
Clarksville, Tenn.*
Cleveland, Tenn.*
Dyersburg-Union City, Tenn.
Jackson, Tenn.
Kingsport-Johnson City, Tenn.-Bristol, Va.*
Knoxville, Tenn.*
Memphis, Tenn.*
Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas*
Bryan-College Station, Texas*
El Paso, Texas
Temple-Killeen, Texas
Provo-Orem, Utah*
Salt Lake City-Ogden, Utah*
Olympia, Wash.*
Centralia, Wash.*
Spokane, Wash.
Charleston, W.Va.*
Madison, Wis.*
Milwaukee, Wis.*
* Indicates a metro area previously announced in 2011

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