If you can believe it, 4G LTE has been around for two long years already. It only seems like yesterday when Verizon and HTC announced the carrier's first-ever 4G LTE device, the ThunderBolt, but here we are today with LTE becoming the grand successor to 3G data. To celebrate the moment, Verizon has provided us with a few statistics that are pretty amazing.
Verizon boasts that 46 LTE devices have been introduced so far, and that the service is available in over 440 markets that covers over 250 million people across the US. Verizon also boasted that nearly 11 million customers are using the carrier's 4G LTE network. That's obviously a far cry from the 250 million that LTE blankets, but nevertheless, 11 million people is still a lot.
Those 11 million customers using 4G LTE are also responsible for more than 35% of Verizon's data traffic. And lastly, over 140 companies are working with Verizon Wireless engineers, and 20 organizations participate in Verizon’s LTE in Rural America program. Verizon is clearly on a roll here, and it seems they can't be stopped.
Again, it's kind of insane that it's been two years since Verizon launched their 4G LTE network. Other carriers like T-Mobile have yet to even launch a 4G LTE network, and AT&T is somewhat behind and has some catching up to do if they wants to keep up with Verizon. So, if you're wanting the carrier with the biggest LTE network, Verizon is the one to go to.