Verizon’s faster LTE service is now available in over 450 cities

If you’ve noticed Verizon’s network getting faster recently, here’s why: the carrier announced today that it’s enabled LTE Advanced in over 450 cities across the US. The new technology lets certain phones receive more data at once, allowing for much faster speeds than typical LTE.

Verizon says that “typical” LTE speeds range from 5 Mbps to 12 Mbps, whereas LTE Advanced speeds can reach up to 300 Mbps. That’s definitely not what you’ll receive in real-world use, however. Verizon is only promising speeds up to 50 percent faster. Although, PC Mag seems to have found speeds over twice as fast while testing Verizon’s network across the US earlier this year, measuring average download speeds of 27.79 Mbps on a phone that supports LTE…

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