The nation’s largest wireless carrier, Verizon, has signaled the green light for its new XLTE network, which effectively doubles download speeds for individuals with any number of current-generation and some legacy mobile devices from across the iOS and Android ecosystems.
Verizon says XLTE represents the “next step in ensuring the very best high-speed data experience available on any wireless network in the United States.”
In a nutshell, XLTE adds capacity in neighborhoods or areas where demand is high, especially during busy periods like rush hour, lunch times in crowded areas or during events when mobile data use is the highest.
As of this writing, XLTE network is live in “select markets” where demand is strongest. We’re told that coverage for regions in 44 states is now activated.
“The industry and tech world recognize this is a big deal, and we want consumers to know, too,” explains Ken Dixon, chief marketing officer of Verizon Wireless. “We continue to offer the very best network, bar none. Now, XLTE provides an even greater advantage to customers by doubling the 4G LTE bandwidth and providing faster peak speeds in cities coast to coast.”
Verizon says all customers automatically benefit where Verizon Wireless has deployed XLTE.
To see if Verizon’s XLTE is available in your neck of the woods, check out the list of activated markets here.