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Verizon Reveals LTE Plans at CTIA 2010: 1/3 of US Population to Get Coverage in 2010

Verizon’s COO Lowell McAdam took the stage during this week’s CTIA 2010 in San Francisco, speaking about the carrier’s upcoming rollout of the 4G LTE network. Apparently, it’ll debut before the year end and provide LTE coverage for 1/3 of the US population before the year is out.

The freshly appointed COO (a week on the job) claimed that Verizon will offer 4G connectivity in 38 markets this year and they’ll bundle half a dozen smartphones and tablets with this service. They’re made by “top OEMs” and they’ll reach speeds of 8 to 12 megabits per second. We suppose that there’s also a Motorola Stingray tablet among them and at least a HTC smartphone.

Here’s a map of the initial rollout, if you’re curious.