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Verizon LTE network crossing 200-market threshold tomorrow

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Verizon's speedy LTE network rollout continues, with the carrier adding seven new markets and expanding coverage in several others, bringing the total LTE market count to 200.

Verizon 4G LTE sim card (1020)
Verizon 4G LTE sim card (1020)

Verizon's been in a flat-out sprint with its LTE network rollout, hoping to hit 400 markets by the end of next year. As of tomorrow, the carrier will be over halfway there: it's adding seven new LTE markets, bringing the total number to 203. Among the new markets are Naples, Florida and Greenville, North Carolina, with Dothan, Alabama — often noted as the Peanut Capital of the World — coming in as lucky number 200. Big Red will also be expanding its coverage in 17 existing markets, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. The expansion comes just in time to help potential new iPad owners make up their mind over which model to pick, and with Verizon rival AT&T not expected to add to its 40 LTE markets until April, Verizon won't have to worry about coverage competition anytime soon.