Update: Verizon’s 4G LTE network is down, but it’s not out. A member of the carrier’s team sent us the following message:
“After determining the cause of our 4G LTE network connection issue, we are continuing to work to restore connections. We expect to see the network restore on a market-by-market basis.”
That doesn’t explain the extent or the cause of the outages and it avoids a time frame for restored service, but the good news is that Verizon has identified the problem. Until 4G is restored, keep in mind that 3G service and calling networks are still available, if you use your smart phone for those kinds of things. Original post below.
Verizon’s blazing fast 4G LTE network may be known for web connection speeds that are sometimes quadruple that of the competition, but today it’s known for having lightning speeds of zero. That’s because the network is currently experiencing a massive outage.
Tips about the felled 4G network trickled into the Boy Genius Report blog as early as last night. We’re not sure how far the blackout zone spreads, but as of right now, service remains down in New York City. LTE devices such as the HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Charge, and the Novatel 4G LTE MiFi mobile hotspot all failed to access the 4G network from our midtown office.
No word on exactly how long the network has been down, what areas are affected by the outage, or when we can expect it back up. Stay tuned for more details.