The march toward next-gen wireless networks is well and truly underway, with Verizon today announcing their plans to launch LTE in 10 West Virginia metropolitan areas, joining the previous 38 announced at CTIA.
Starting in Charleston this year, with plans to roll out to other areas by 2013, the network will initially target business users (meaning it’s likely going to cost a noticeable amount more than 3G), but us consumers can, of course, expect the technology soon enough.
In the interest of making this post a little more informative, Verizon had this to say about the rollout:
Verizon Wireless is deploying the world’s first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to 38 markets and more than 60 commercial airports across the nation, covering more than 110 million Americans. The company will begin its West Virginia wireless expansion and 4G deployment in Charleston this year and roll out to other metropolitan areas throughout the state by 2013.
So, if you’re a proud West Virginian, you can feel just that much prouder today.
[via Talk Android]