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Verizon To Extend LTE Reach to a Further 21 Cities

Verizon Wireless announced on Tuesday the names of 21 more cities where it plans to deploy faster LTE services from October 20th.

The newly added cities, most being mid-sized, will add to the existing 143 cities which the company equipped with similar LTE services a few days back.

According to Verizon spokesperson Jeffery Nelson, the new 21 cities to be added in the list have been categorized into 20 different markets. He also stated that being near to each other, Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Va., have been included in the same market-category.

The other markets include, Fort Meyers, Fla., Tupelo, Miss., Birmingham, Ala., Jackson, Tenn., Modesto, Calif., Stockton, Calif., Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M., Richmond, Va., Hagerstown, Md., Terre Haute, Asheville, N.C., Bartlesville, Okla., Evansville Bloomington, Elkhart, and South Bend, Ind.; Sioux City, Iowa; and Green Bay, Wisc.

Meanwhile, Verizon’s arch rival AT&T unveiled on Sunday its LTE Wireless service in the cities of San Antonio, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago and Houston. In addition to that, a spokesperson claimed that AT&T was preparing to extend the service to at least 10 more cities towards the end of the running year.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.