Verizon LTE
We can't remember a single new WiMAX market being lit up in 2011, meanwhile Verizon just keeps lighting LTE fires all across the country. We've actually given up trying to keep a tally of how many new markets Big Red has launched this year -- there are only so many fingers and toes between the Engadget staff. The carrier just flipped the switch on 28 new markets last week, and now it's announced plans to add at least 15 more on August 18th. In addition to finally blessing the folks in Albany, NY and Tuscon, AZ with a little 4G love, it will also be expanding coverage in in areas including Boston and Salt Lake City. It's the perfect mid-summer gift to go along with a brand new Galaxy S II or Droid Bionic. Check out the full list of upcoming LTE meccas just after the break.

New Markets:
  • Frederick, MD
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Ft. Collins, CO
  • Johnstown and Altoona, PA
  • Omaha and Council Bluffs, NE
  • Bakersfield, Salinas, and Monterey, CA
  • Provo/Orem, UT
  • Ithaca, Albany, and Syracuse, NY
  • Greater Worcester, MA

Expanded Markets:
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Nyack, West Nyack, Orangeburg, Pearl River And Spring Valley, NY
  • Cincinnati and Columbus, OH
  • Metrowest, MA