Thursday, February 23, 2012

Verizon Expanding LTE Again, Includes Dothan and Enterprise, AL



Verizon is giving us something to be happy about today. Especially the folks in my local area here in South Alabama. They are lighting up new markets in Enterprise, Dothan, and the surrounding areas on March 15. These "surrounding areas" include Columbia, Cottonwood, Daleville, Elba, Geneva, Hartford, Headland, New Brockton, Ozark, Samson and Slocomb. This is a big step by Verizon to prove they aren't just committed to the large markets as many of these towns have populations less than 10,000(some less than 5,000). Now there is one possible reason for this as. Many of these towns lie on major beach routes and are in a large customer area since Verizon picked up so many customers here in the Unicell buyout. Either way this makes me happy as it means I may now have 4G LTE nearly everywhere I go, except in the middle of nowhere, which will be awesome. 


4G LTE should provide download speeds of around 5-10 mbps and upload speeds of 2-5 mbps in my experience in Troy. 

I would start watching for the new network because I have had reports from Elba saying it has been on and off in the last few weeks and I have personally experienced an LTE connection, but no data in Elba as well. I expect some wild speeds as these networks will definitely not be loaded. So Southern Alabama get those extra phone batteries ready because blazing 4G LTE speeds are coming to drain them. 


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6 comments:

  1. Have you heard whether or not 4g service will be tied from this new area to Troy along US231? I am on the outer fringe of the 4g service near Brundidge and have been receiving more 4g signal lately.

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    1. 4g is lite is on now on my razr
      Speed down 32mb upload 8mb. 1250 am march 8

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    2. Lte is working in dothan

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  2. I feel that 231 will be all 4G to Dothan as it is all the way to Montgomery. It may not be the best signal, but it will likely be there.

    Verizon's goal is to have all major highways covered by LTE by the end of this year, so I would assume since Troy, Ozark, and Dothan will all be 4G they would go ahead and connect them.

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    1. Have not heard them say specifically though.

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  3. Thanks for the insight. The last two nights I have had a very good and consistent 4g signal (2-3 bars) between midnight and 1am. Normally I get great 3g with occasional brief moments of 4g (but never consistent or reliable ... 0-1 bars). I am hoping that this is a sign that they are testing the 4g network in my area of Pike County.

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