Hey all. Since the second round of Big Red's LTE rollout, I have been mapping the changes in coverage to see how the network is progressing. Over the past few months, I have noticed LTE coverage, while on a whole expanding rapidly, is shrinking in many places. I am wondering if the network is truly shrinking or if this is just a map bug. I will post some examples below. If you live in any of these places and can shed some light on whether or not the reported coverage is true or not, that would be great. I am just trying to see if Verizon is deactivating some sites, and then we can speculate as to why. Thanks!
First up is my stomping grounds: Louisville and Lexington, KY (November vs. today):
I can tell you that all of the coverage that appears to be lost in Lexington still exists today.
Jonesboro, Arkansas (November vs. today):
El Paso, TX (September vs. today):
Jackson, Dyersburg and Martin, Tennessee (November vs. today):
Boise, Idaho (August vs. today):
Winston-Salem & Raleigh area, North Carolina (November vs. today):
Albequrque, New Mexico (October vs. today):
Some of these may be chalked up to Verizon adjusting their expectations of extended LTE, but for others like El Paso, Boise and the cities in NC, it appears Verizon has deactivated entire cell sites for whatever reason. These are just some of the examples I have noticed. What gives? Any ideas? Any real-world change in coverage?