Verizon to Launch 4G Network on Sunday
Though it's not technically 4G
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2010 4:11 PM CST
Verizon is rolling out its 4G network this weekend.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Verizon will debut its high-speed wireless network on Sunday, making it available to devices in major cities such as New York, LA, and Chicago, reports CNET. (The company has coverage details here.) Though Verizon is referring to the network as "4G" in advertisements, it does not meet the strict definition established by the ITU—but neither do the "4G" networks of T-Mobile, Sprint, or AT&T. (Click here for more on that.)

Verizon customers can access the new network with a laptop by using a USB air card, and the company expects to have phones designed for the new network out early next year. Customers can get 5GB a month for $50 or 10GB for $80. After that, it's $10 for every 1GB over.