Verizon LTE Map

Verizon has quietly flipped a huge switch because its 4G LTE network has just gone into overdrive. Reports from more major market areas are saying that speeds of up to 80 Mbps have been recorded, beating out rival AT&T’s speedy network by a huge margin. The first news of these types of speeds first hit in October, but Verizon’s apparently beginning to offer them around the country.

Verizon has confirmed with GigaOm that New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle and Washington, D.C are all seeing speeds triple of what was previously capable, and west coast markets San Francisco and Los Angeles should speeds that are up to 150 percent faster than before.

Verizon is using its recently acquired AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) spectrum to offer the speeds. With the additional spectrum, it can open more lanes on the proverbial mobile data highways, while also supporting more users at the same time.

If you are a Verizon subscriber in one of the aforementioned markets, let us know how much it has improved in the comments section below.

Source GigaOm