Verizon’s LTE network will soon cover roughly 2/3 of the United States’ population, as it continues to expand. First launched on December 5th, 2010, the network has steadily grown as more devices have launched that support it. Verizon has continued to add support for more cities and towns across the country, and will soon have its network covering more than 2/3 of the population.
Obviously, covering 2/3 of the population isn’t nearly as impressive as covering 2/3 of the physical landmass, it is an impressive landmark as Verizon ramps up LTE coverage. It is ahead of AT&T and Sprint in the rollout of this technology, which could be a huge competitive advantage when the next iPhone launches. Rumored to support LTE, purchasers of the device will likely be interested in the carrier with the largest support. Verizon is in position to be that carrier, though AT&T isn’t far behind. Sprint, on the other hand, just started rolling out its LTE network last month after its failed WiMax rollout.