Verizon 4G LTE Network: 59 New Markets – 147 By Year End

Earlier in the year we published an article about the Verizon 4G LTE network being extended to another 49 markets and it was anticipated that this would occur by the end of 2011. We have news today that another 59 cities have been announced to be joining the LTE network.

With the existing regions, that means that by the end of 2011 there will be at least 147 areas covered by the LTE Verizon network. The move was announced today at CTIA 2011 according to Donald Melanson over on Engadget. The new markets span a wide area of the US with Hawaii being added too. If you want to see which further 59 cities were announced for coverage today, check out the Verizon press release at the Engadget link above. The list begins with those areas already covered and then moves on to cities that will be joining the network this year.

If you’re one of the many people who liked the sound of one of the latest 4G phones on Verizon but weren’t in an LTE region, you may want to take a look at areas due to join the network. You too could own an HTC Thunderbolt (just released), or the upcoming Motorola Droid Bionic, both 4G phones that are pretty impressive devices. If you want to find out more about the 4G LTE Verizon network, including maps, how it works and more then head to this Verizon page here where you’ll find a whole section about it.

Are you in one of the areas due to join the LTE network or maybe you’re one of those lucky consumers already using a 4G handset and seeing the difference? Let us know with your comments.