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Verizon quietly unleashes its LTE monster, tripling 4G capacity in major cities

on December 6, 2013


We’ve already logged a few sightings of Verizon’s powerful new LTE network in New York and other cities, but in the last few months Verizon has been rapidly working behind the scenes on upgrading its LTE infrastructure across the country. Today on the third anniversary of its initial 4G network launch, Verizon Wireless(s vz)(s vod) revealed to Gigaom that it has now set the new network beast loose in dozens of major markets across the country.

In the commercial corridors of major cities like New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle and Washington, D.C.. Verizon has tripled its LTE capacity by tapping new airwaves, while in downtown San Francisco and Los Angeles it’s boosted capacity by 150 percent. The end result is that in cities where it’s completed the upgrade, customers will not only have access to much faster peak speeds — as high as 80 Mbps —  than its first LTE network…

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