This Sunday, December 5th, Verizon Wireless is going to turn on its 4G LTE network. Promising wireless data speeds “up to 10 times faster” than the current 3G network; making its speeds as faster or faster than the other 4G-type networks that Sprint and T-Mobile currently offer.
To start with the network will be available in 38 major metro areas; like New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, with some smaller markets included. 60 airports with all major airline hubs, coast to coast, will also have the service available.
Availability maps will be released Sunday:here.
The only disappointment in the plan is that Verizon won’t launch their 4G phones (because of 4G phone ownership issues) until the middle of 2011. But the good news is that they can fully test the network before adding phones that use more data (like the iphone) and will lighten the data load as Verizon modem users switch to the new 4G network.
But the bottom line is if we want it to work the best it can we’ll just have to wait.