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Verizon bringing LTE to 34 new markets, claims 75 percent of US population covered

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Verizon's LTE network will serve 75 percent of the US population after tomorrow when it launches in 34 new markets.

Verizon 4G LTE (STOCK)
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Verizon's LTE network will serve 75 percent of the US population after tomorrow when it launches in 34 new markets. The additional coverage includes smaller cities and suburbs like Hot Springs, Arkansas, Danville, Illinois, and Grand Forks, North Dakota, along with expanded coverage in 38 existing areas. Back in June, Verizon activated 46 new markets covering 200 million people, and this expansion will bring the total to 370. Verizon's 4G network now covers significantly more of the US than AT&T's LTE service — which began rolling out later than Verizon's — totaling only 47 markets in early July. While both Verizon and AT&T expect to complete their LTE networks by the end of 2013, it's good to see Verizon lighting up smaller cities and expanding into more rural areas.