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Here are Verizon's initial XLTE cities

Verizon BlackBerry Q10
By Phil Nickinson on 19 May 2014 10:47 am EDT
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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.

Category Features
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]

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Here are Verizon's initial XLTE cities

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South FL finally gets something first instead of being last. I don't have verizon but is this supposed to be faster than at&t 4G LTE or just optimized speeds?

Posted via CB10 on my Zee 10

The list shows " Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Monroe, New Orleans, Shreveport". Which is pretty significant for Louisiana.

Posted via CrackBerry App

Glad to see a lot of smaller markets also thrown into the mix: something most of the other carriers seem to ignore. Now I just need to see the coverage maps for the different areas to see if I'm covered under one of the umbrella areas...

California in da house!

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  ‎BlackBerry Q10...oh wait a sec....its my new  BlackBerry Z30 (STA100-5), son! The holy grail of phones! Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! LOL! #longestsignatureever

They flipped the switch today. Thankfully now they can spread out the users so even those on the 700 band (Z10) should see improved speeds. Although, normal LTE is pretty darn fast as it is, there is always room for improvement.

Z10

Atlantic City for NJ?

Would have thought they would have targeted the more densely populated central region of our state.
Oh well ; patience.

Posted via CB10

Yes!!! Finally! Vzw doesn't screw the BlackBerry! I'm glad this is happening. Idk if I'll get it right off the bat since I'm in the LA suburbs but I'm heading to San Francisco in 2 days so I'll try it there

Finally posted from my BlackBerry Z30

Yup, Hudson Valley region in New York. I get 44MBPS down. Uplink seems slower than usual, not sure why. It's currently at 7MBPS.

Whoa! Another Wilkes-Barre member and comment on CB...That makes three. Wooo!
Aside from the murder and corruption, VZW has me at 30+ down and 10 up in WB and Scranton I hit 97 fracking 97 down and 24 up...
Yes that is a speedtest result in Mbps
I ran speedtest the entire drive from 380 down 81 to Carey Ave at the old Januzzi's

Posted via CB10

Lol its funny how they put west Palm Beach as a "city" and put "Miami-ft. Lauderdale." There's no such thing as that. West Palm Beach is not a "city" or even anything like fort Worth, newark or jersey city, and same goes for ft. Lauderdale. And it's not miami-ft lauderdale, it's just Miami.

That's really annoying, confuses people and is flat out incorrect.

Posted via CB10

They may be testing, and on the verge or releasing in Philly also. I have been getting some amazing speeds at times up to 35M down and 15M up!