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Verizon will expand LTE network to Bonners Ferry and Deer Park

Verizon Wireless is bringing more 4G to the Inland Northwest. The company announced its 4G LTE network will be available in the next few weeks in Cheney, Deer Park, Mica, Valleyford,  Bonners Ferry, Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Rathdrum and Stateline.

Faster is better, or at least we think so. Just be careful signing up for a metered data plan. In such cases you may have a data plan for 5 gigabytes of data per month at $50, but realize later you'll be spending twice that on data charges because you used way more.

Verizon says Spokane’s 4G service starts on June 16

Spokane Verizon customers can start using 4G service on June 16, the company announced Monday.

Verizon's LTE (long term evolution) 4G service will come online and be available for those with enabled phones, hot spots and laptop modems.

The service area is Spokane, Spokane Valley, the South Hill, Airway Heights, Liberty Lake, Mead and Otis Orchards. 

The company says LTE will provide download speeds up to 10 times faster than the 3G service now available.

To take advantage of 4G a consumer needs to purchase a Verizon data plan.

An overview of LTE by Verizon is here.

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Verizon says Spokane will get LTE by end of the year

Spokane will get its first 4G network later this year, Verizon Wireless announced on Tuesday.

The company already rolled out its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to 40 cities, including Seattle, last year.

Spokane will be among 145 cities getting the new, faster wireless network in 2011, said a press release.
 
The release only states the service will roll out here in 2011. We've heard the main area of the downtown core will be rolled out in September, but Verizon has not confirmed.
 
No pricing terms were released. But checking this Verizon link, at www.verizonwireless.com/lte, should provide some pricing information.
 
 “Customers in Spokane who crave speed and reliability can prepare for a strong connection with America’s fastest 4G mobile technology,” said Bobby Morrison, President Verizon Wireless, Pacific Northwest Region, in a prepared release.
 
The release said the 4G LTE launch will cover the area from Mead to the South Hill and from Airway Heights to Otis Orchards. In addition to Spokane, Verizon will also launch 4G LTE service in Portland-Vancouver, Tacoma, Olympia and Centralia. 
 
Here's more from Verizon, touting the advantages of Verizon's LTE:
Since its launch fewer than four months ago, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network has provided laptop users with 4G LTE modems with speeds up to 10 times faster than the company’s 3G network.  In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. 

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