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Verizon Expands 4G LTE Coverage to 470 Markets

Verizon has responded to AT&T's recent surge of adding 4G LTE markets by adding 29 markets of its own, with the U.S. carrier now boasting a total of 470 markets.

The company announced that Selma, Ala., and Port Angeles, Wash., are among the many markets receiving access to its LTE service. Verizon now offers its LTE service in 470 markets across the United States.

Verizon, who was recently voted as the leading major carrier in the U.S. (with AT&T being named for worst-rated carrier for the second consecutive year), also confirmed that it's expanding its LTE availability in 36 existing markets, with the company's total coverage now reaching more than 250 million consumers.

AT&T, meanwhile, recently added four new markets (following the six before that), bringing its total coverage to 160 million consumers with a total of 113 markets.

As for its plans for adding more markets in the future, AT&T's 4G LTE coverage is expected to reach 300 million consumers by the end of 2014 thanks to a $14 billion investment.

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