Verizon's LTE roadmap and data plans revealed

News Ryan Hamrick 16:23, Jul 30 2010

Details emerge regarding Verizon's slow but steady LTE rollout

IntoMobile has the goods on what it purports to be Verizon Wireless' LTE roadmap and we must say, things are getting exciting for the number one U.S. carrier.

According to the report, Verizon Wireless plans to cover an estimated 115-120 million subscribers across parts of Texas, Georgia and Massachusetts by the end of 2010.

In 2011, the goal is apparently to cover every wireless subscriber in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as well -- or at least to provide coverage in every major city in those regions.

For 2012, the focus will move to major highways and the cities that surround them, with the entire current 3G EV-DO Rev. A footprint being covered by the end of 2013. That means we're just three years away from some serious LTE coverage -- and some serious mobile data speeds.

As far as handsets go, we may start seeing some LTE data cards this year but we'll have to wait until next year for phones, as Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam has stated on numerous occasions.

There was also a bit of info shared regarding data plans. Supposedly, unlimited 3G plans will remain, but subscribers will also get some capped 4G access included with each plan once LTE is available.

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