According to Verizon, its LTE 4G network now covers 250 million Americans in over 440 markets. It now has over 11 million LTE subscribers, all in the 700 MHz band.
Verizon Wireless launched their LTE program on Dec. 5, 2010, and celebrated its second anniversary of LTE rollouts by expanding into another 36 existing markets.
Verizon will finish deploying its LTE network by the middle of 2013, which will eventually cover about 300 million people. AT&T plans to deploy LTE to about 250 million people by year-end 2013.
Lightreading did their own round-up of LTE networks in the United States at the end of 2012. AT&T currently offers LTE in 125 markets, while Sprint’s LTE network is now in 49 markets, and plans to light up nearly 150 more in the “coming months.” Sprint introduced its FD-LTE network, using the PCS band, in July 2012. Both T-Mobile USA and Clearwire plan to introduce LTE-Advanced by mid-2013.