Verizon Wireless To Launch 4G Service

Verizon Wirless is planning to launch its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) high speed mobile broadband network in the US on December 5th.

The new LTE network will provide high speed mobile broadband of up to 12 Mbps in 39 US states, including 60 airports.

According The Financial Times, the company plans to charge users $50 for a monthly plan that includes 5 GB of downloads. An $80 per month deal will also be available that will offer 10 GB of downloads.

As of now, the company only plans to offer the network to laptop devices via USB modems.

Smartphones supporting the LTE technology were expected to be launched in early 2011 but Verizon now says that they will be rolling them out in mid-2011. The company says it will unveil six new smartphones and tablet devices at CES 2011.