Ready for Some Football: Verizon to Launch LTE Network in NFL Cities

Ainsley Jones

Speaking in Bethesda, MD, on Wednesday, Bernie McMonagle, a Verizon senior federal sales executive, told a group of enterprise IT managers that the carrier will launch its 4G LTE network in 30 National Football League cities before the end of 2010 and plans to have the entire country covered by 2013.The 4G network is expected to deliver download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps from the start, according to Laptop Magazine.


The 30 unnamed cities will cover most major metropolitan areas and will cover around 100 million people, says InformationWeek. Verizon began testing its LTE network in Boston and Seattle, which both host NFL teams, earlier this year. With Q3 nearly over and Q4 about to begin, chances are Verizon will make announcements regarding 4G-capable phones soon.

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