Here are Verizon's initial XLTE cities

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Verizon has fired up a new, beefier branding for its 4G LTE smartphone service. Dubbed XLTE, it takes advantage of the AWS spectrum to double the bandwidth in high-traffic locations. And here's the list of cities that get it first.

Alabama: Birmingham, Decatur, Florence, Mobile, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa

Arizona: Flagstaff, Phoenix, Prescott, Tucson

Arkansas: El Dorado-Magnolia, Fayetteville-Springdale, Fort Smith, Hot Springs, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Russellville

California: Bakersfield, Chico-Oroville, Fresno, Los Angeles, Merced, Modesto, Oakland, Redding, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Stockton, Visalia-Porterville, Yuba City-Marysville

Colorado: Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Pueblo

Connecticut: Greater Fairfield and New Haven, Hartford, New London County

Delaware: Dover, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce-Vero Beach

District of Columbia: Washington DC

Florida: Gainesville, Lakeland-Winter Haven, Melbourne-Titusville, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Pensacola, Sarasota-Bradenton, Tallahassee, Tampa-St. Petersburg, West PalmBeach

Georgia: Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus

Hawaii: Honolulu, Kahului-Wailuku

Illinois: Bloomington, Carbondale, Champaign-Urbana, Chicago, Danville, Decatur-Effingham, Kankakee, La Salle-Peru-Ottawa, Mattoon, Peoria, Rockford, Springfield

Indiana: Anderson, Bloomington-Bedford, Columbus, Elkhart, Evansville, Indianapolis, Kokomo-Logansport, Lafayette, Marion, Richmond, South Bend-Mishawaka, Terre Haute, Vincennes-Washington

Iowa: Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Sioux City, Blackfoot, Burley, Pocatello

Kansas: Dodge City, Garden City, Hays, Manhattan-Junction City, McPherson, Salina, Topeka, Wichita

Kentucky: Lexington, Louisville

Louisiana: Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Monroe, New Orleans, Shreveport

Maryland: Baltimore, Salisbury

Massachusetts: Boston, Hyannis-Mid-Cape, Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester-Fitchburg

Michigan: Benton Harbor, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Houghton, Lansing

Minnesota: Bemidji, Brainerd, Duluth, Fergus Falls-Alexandria, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Rochester, St. Cloud

Missouri: Jefferson City, Kansas City, St. Joseph

Montana: Billings

Nebraska: Grand Island-Kearney, Lincoln, North Platte, Omaha, Scottsbluff

Nevada: Las Vegas, Reno

New Hampshire: Manchester-Nashua

New Jersey: Atlantic City

New Mexico: Albuquerque, Santa Fe

New York: Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Elmira-Corning-Hornell, Ithaca, New York, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica

North Carolina: Asheville, Charlotte-Gastonia, Fayetteville-Lumberton, Raleigh-Durham, Wilmington

North Dakota: Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot, Williston

Ohio: Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland-Akron, Columbus, Dayton-Springfield, Findlay-Tiffin, Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Portsmouth, Toledo

Oklahoma: Bartlesville, Lawton, Liberal, Oklahoma City, Tulsa

Oregon: Eugene-Springfield, Portland, Salem-Albany-Corvallis

Pennsylvania: Allentown-Bethlehem, Altoona, Erie, Harrisburg, Indiana, Lancaster, Pittsburgh, Reading, Scranton-Wilkes Barre, Shamokin, Sharon, State College, Stroudsburg, Williamsport, York

Rhode Island: Greater Providence

South Carolina: Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville-Spartanburg, Greenwood, Myrtle Beach

South Dakota: Aberdeen, Rapid City, Sioux Falls

Tennessee: Chattanooga, Cleveland, Cookeville, Dyersburg, Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville

Texas: Amarillo, Austin, Beaumont-Port Arthur, Bryan-College Station, Corpus Christi, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, Laredo, Longview-Marshall, Paris, San Antonio, Sherman-Denison, Temple-Killeen, Tyler, Waco, Wichita Falls

Utah: Logan, Provo, Salt Lake City-Ogden

Virginia: Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Greater Hampton Roads, Harrisonburg, Richmond, Roanoke, Winchester

Washington: Longview, Olympia, Seattle-Tacoma, Spokane

Wisconsin: Appleton-Oshkosh, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Green Bay

Source: Verizon [pdf]

Apologies for the earlier formatting issues in the app, they have been fixed



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muhammudali says:

I see html code in the windows phone app

Ticomfreak says:

But it looks like it's commented out? Hmmm....

Yeah, sorry about that. All better now.

SeraphX2 says:

I'm in Chattanooga, TN. Lumia Icon. Speeds are definitely faster. 35-45 Mbps Down, 15 Mbps Up. Much faster than the last time I checked the LTE network speeds.

zorb58 says:

Yay Pittsburgh!

YA BILLY says:

Forget Pittsburg... Why not Philadelphia??? You know we the big city in PA.

WP95 says:

yea, wth? philly one of the biggest cities in the US. maybe because its the home of comcast. just taking a guess lol

hopmedic says:

Cool, Atlanta is on the. I just wonder how far into the burbs it goes. I live about 40 or so miles out.

So this is why my download speeds are much faster today on my L822 (Syracuse, NY REPRESENT!).

D'oh looks like my phone doesn't support XLTE. Did a speed test and getting same D/U speeds.

Jas00555 says:

The list is seriously broken in the app

Apologies for that — it has been fixed.

ahmedjan87 says:

I didn't realize that this website has become "carrier central"

TechFreak1 says:

This is just a PSA.. No one is making you read the article eash lol.

jgbstetson says:

The influence of the mother ship, Mobile Nations.

If you have a Verizon Windows Phone, you might very well be interested in what XLTE has to offer. I'm sorry if that offends you.

ahmedjan87 says:

I'm not offended but we're seeing news about carriers more than news about Windows phone itself

A895 says:

Maybe there isn't that much news to report. It happens when you dedicate an entire site to one thing.

Hoppman says:

As a new purchaser of an Icon and in Colorado I am definitely interested in this.

blushrts717 says:

Being the owner of a Lumia Icon, I was very interested in this article.

bobsentell says:

Decatur and Florence get it before Huntsville? I don't even use Verizon and that is BS.

cannon#WP says:

Are tech writers really going to follow along in calling this "xlte"? I guess since they went along with t-mobile calling hdspa+ "lte" then this will fly too.

wpn00b says:

Not every carrier has this spectrum to use so Verizon is making it known that their LTE is a little better than before. It's a way for the company to get the word out that if you weren't wowed by speeds before look again.

Writers will mention it for a few months and then will likely go back to just 4G when it becomes more commonplace (i.e. Every phone available on VZW supports it.

Jowarman says:

So.....a lot? I figured it would be like 5 major US cities haha.

Can we get a comparison guys against at&t?
Every city is different but I wanna see the hype. Thought only two phones would take advantage of the new XLTE (iPhone 5s & GS5)

agion1 says:

Hawaii is merged into Georgia, if you want to split it out.

Westoncreg says:

So rapid city has Verizon xlte and att hasn't even rolled out lte here yet :P I hope att updates our network soonish

Jas00555 says:

Haha we just got LTE from AT&T like 6 months ago. Unfortunately, Verizon doesn't cover most of my state or I would switch.

Seeing as this list is fairly large, surprised Boise didn't make the list, we've had 4G LTE for some time, I would have expected it. Though the traffic may not be bad enough yet to require it.

KrightonX says:

Why is it so hard to include Southern California? It's the Mecca of the United States.

coip says:

It's probably not included because people there naively think it's the "mecca of the United States." It's not.

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wpn00b says:

Haha!! That was good.

Woot woot Las Vegas on the list will make a switch :D

blackhawk556 says:

All LTE phones benefit from this like you need a new LTE phone?

afripino says:

Seems faster


Shack2424 says:

Sitting not pretty in Buffalo with my 928.

Still 17.95 down mbps.....and 6.71 mbps upload speeds.......come on XLTE !!!

Also in Buffalo sporting my 928! Hopefully this comes to more devices soon...

deadwrong03 says:

So does the 928 get this??? It has aws in it

blessthejon says:

Tyler, Texas! Too bad I have at&t.

tk-093 says:

Blackfoot, Burley, Pocatello are not Iowa cities.   I think they might be Idaho.  You merged both states.  :)

Drugar says:

Using a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 in Tulsa OK  and got 41.64Mbps down and 13.51 Mbps up. Last time I checked a few months ago, I was getting mid 20's down, so definitely a big boost on a couple years old tablet.

Wow that's a serious roll out. I see my city on there. Man these companies cant keep up with verizon

sholokov says:

Actually calling it xlte doesn't make it better. We on AT&T get those speeds anyway. And we have had these speeds for almost a year where I live. And I live in a small Connecticut town, not a city.

wpn00b says:

It isn't just about speeds. Is about bandwidth too. More users running concurrently without degraded service. That's why they say double the bandwidth, not double the speeds...

Jazmac says:

Nevada: Las Vegas, Reno.  Awesome.

Also a name that will never see Sprint LTE.

Cory Kincaid says:

Downtown Phoenix here, on a 928. No change yet observed. About 6 down and 7 up this morning. (When LTE first launched I saw up to about 14 down but as more obtained it 6-10 is more common)

928 is not currently supported...

ma7mgte says:

41 mb/s down, 20 up in No. VA.

manders500 says:

5Mb down and 6Mb up in Silver Spring MD on Nokia Icon 4 bars and LTE lable.

DavidinCT says:

Cool, I get it at home and work....Shocker actually, till about 2 years ago, we had a verizon DEAD spot (White spot, no coverage on Verizon's map) at the end of my road. I had to use a Network Exender for 3G coverage. LOL

Will phones be updated to show xLTE or will it just show LTE when under coverage ?

44.18Mbps down and 10.63Mbps up here in Westerly, RI (at work)...I guess I am covered...

wpn00b says:

Will just show LTE.

RaRa85 says:

Baltimore baby but....I don't have Verizon so....great.

txaggie2016 says:

I don't believe the Bryan-College Station, Texas listing. I'm on my Lumia 928 and their LTE is spotty enough here so I can't imagine XLTE being live.

Robborboy says:

In Cleveland TN. This is neat. Too bad plan on dropping Verizon

glassadam says:

My city is in the list! (but I'm an at&t subscriber)

Chezjuan says:

31 Mbps down/15 Mbps up in Gaithersburg, MD... nice!

stephen_az says:

I expect it will just be another barrage of marketing BS followed up by lots of placebo effect comments.  I live in the core of Phoenix area LTE coverage and, like most I know, barely ever see two bars of signal strength.  Has there been anything of note today?  Well yes, both of my phones have been displaying 3G most of the time. 

Woohoo I wasn't expecting to actually see Columbus GA lol