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Verizon Launches 4G LTE Amidst War of Words

Techstination feature for Monday, December 6, 2010

If you’re feeling the need for speed, Verizon Wireless now offers 4G LTE.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp,  a report on gadgets and gear.    There’s a 4G war of words going on among the mobile carriers and the latest shot comes from Verizon Wireless, which has begun selling its LTE service in 38 markets around the country.   Initially, it’s available only through the use of a 99 dollar modem that plugs into the USB port of a laptop and then service pricing starts at 50 dollars a month.     How much of a difference will users see with LTE.   Network VP Nicki Palmer…

“We are expecting 5 to 12 megabits per second in terms of speed on the downlink and 2 to 5 on the uplink.  What that really means is those speeds are going to be there, we expect, in a fully loaded network.”

Smartphones capable of using the LTE network aren’t expected until sometime next year.   You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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