Verizon Wireless Lights Up 19 More LTE Markets In America

Well, isn't this crazy. Sprint and Clearwire struck first (at least, in the U.S. commercial market) with WiMAX, but Verizon Wireless has managed to make their rollout look dated with LTE. The Big Red Network has been pushing out their own 4G services at an alarming rate, and this week they're turning the "on" switch for 19 additional markets. The new areas where 4G LTE network will be available Thursday include Fresno and Sacramento, Calif.; Hartford, Conn.; Boise, Idaho; Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, Ind.; Flint, Grand Rapids and Lansing, Mich.; Dayton, Ohio; Erie, Harrisburg and State College, Pa.; Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Salt Lake City-Ogden, Utah; Spokane, Wash.; and Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.

Furthermore, VZW is expanding its 4G LTE network in San Francisco and Detroit on June 16, which should make Bay Area and Motor City residents clamoring for better service from AT&T think long and hard about their allegiance. All told, LTE will be live in 74 cities on Thursday (that's today!), and Verizon isn't slowing down anytime soon. So, are you convinced that VZW has what it takes to earn your next contract? Maybe if the iPhone 5 has LTE, huh?