The Big Red's super fast XLTE network has just turned one year old, and Verizon Wireless has decided to mark this occasion by expanding this ultra high speed LTE service in six new regional markets.
As officially announced by the biggest wireless carrier in the United States, XLTE is now live in the following six new locations:
Traverse City, Michigan
By expanding its reach in the states of Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, and Virginia, Verizon's XLTE network is now officially made available in more than 400 locations in the US, covering both metropolitan and rural regions across the country. For subscribers of the Big Red, especially those based in locations where XLTE is present, they can now enjoy faster and better quality LTE speeds, even in times of peak traffic.
Verizon Wireless first launched its XLTE service back in May of last year in a number of selected locations in the US. For those not familiar with this service, XLTE basically marries Verizon's Advanced Wireless Spectrum (AWS) with its 700 MegaHertz LTE spectrum, providing twice as much bandwidth to its subscribers.
Upon its introduction, XLTE certainly generated buzz among the wireless community, and with good reason. By combining two of its spectra, Verizon essentially offered two times the network capacity by giving its subscribers the ability to easily shift between AWS and 700 MegaHertz, as long as they have mobile devices that are compatible with the XLTE network. Furthermore, because XLTE-capable handsets now have a spectrum to themselves, the 700 MegaHertz spectrum is given more space, allowing non-XLTE-capable devices to use it with less congestion.
Moreover, virtually every new mobile device from the Big Red is now XLTE-capable, including the newer models of Apple's iPhone, Samsung's newer Galaxy smartphones, plus new smartphone offerings from LG, HTC, and Motorola.
While Verizon's XLTE has certainly made some significant progress in its first 12 months of existence, there is plenty of work to be done. The carrier is expecting to complete its deployment of this super fast network by the end of 2015. As for those subscribers who are still waiting for XLTE to arrive at their regions, they may not have long to wait. Not sure if it is available in your area? You can check out the full list of XLTE locations. Want to know more about Verizon Wireless deals? You can start exploring plans and phones now.
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