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Verizon LTE Moves To The South And Midwest

Verizon has finally brought it’s 4G LTE network to the Southern and Midwest markets, after it’s recent push to the major markets. Verizon will now be serving four markets in Pennsylvania (Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown and Leigh Valley), two markets in Tennessee (Cleveland and Clarksville), two markets in South Carolina (Hilton Head and Columbia) and one in North Carolina (Wilmington) would soon get LTE coverage.

The company plans on converting all 3G networks into 4G by the end of year 2013. In terms of speed, downloads often top 10Mbps without much network traffic, but even at half that rate, will still be a fast connection. Similarly, laptop LTE cards average download speeds of 6.5Mbps and average upload speeds of 5Mbps.

Pricing starts at $50 a month for 5GB of data, and $80 a month for double the data. Users who go over their limits will be charged $10 for each extra gigabyte of data used but will receive adequate warnings as they approach their max limit. Warnings will be given at the 50%, 75%, 90%, and 100% mark, ensuring that people don’t get slammed with $200 bills by the end of the month. All in all, a great observance of Verizon’s slow but steady effort to bring 4G LTE throughout the country! Take a look at the video below to see the true speed of 4G.

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