Verizon 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the nation's fastest 4G network, averaging a download speed of just over 8 megabits per second. What does that mean to the Average Joe? That translates into being able to download a 5-minute song in about 5 seconds or stream a high-definition movie to a television without any need for buffering.

Unfortunately for us folk here in the boondocks, we were stuck with 3G speeds, unless of course you happened to be traveling to Denver or other large cities far off in the distance. Having had the pleasure to test out 4G LTE during a Denver trek, I was amazed at the speed difference. While waiting outside for concert tickets, I was able to download 5 songs in under a minute while simultaneously watching the 2pac hologram show at the Coachella all from my Android device.

Now 4G LTE had already been out for about a year, but I had never been in a 4G zone. As the saying goes: you can't miss what you never had. However, after testing it out, I was super-eager to have it on a full time basis.

The wait is finally over! Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network will be available in more than 400 markets across the country on October 18th, 2012! And Casper Wyoming is one of those markets. Hooray!!! Verizon Wireless (VZW) posted this on their website October 9th, 2012.

Starting tomorrow, customers who visit or live in Casper including areas north on I-25 towards the town of Barr Nunn, south to Paradise Valley and Allendale, and east along US Hwy 20 to Evansville, will be able to surf the Web as well as stream music and video, all with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. That sounds like great news to me!

Right now, Cheyenne, Gillette and Sheridan already have 4G LTE coverage. Not in one of these markets? Fear not VZW Subscriber. According to, Riverton and Rock Springs can expect the same coverage by the end of the year.

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