I certainly don't agree with the throttling but I have to say it's a lot more fair than the BS that AT&T is pulling. That's just BS and a lot of people know it. Verizon's throttling, though can be just as bad at times, is a lot better than AT&T's BS.
I figure that your area, SimsDelt, will probably get 4G LTE coverage within the next half year.
Verizon is pushing to get LTE into more places in more markets faster than ever. Heck, all new smart phones that they are going to be selling from here on out are going to be 4G LTE phones, no more CDMA smartphones.
If that doesn't tell you how dedicated they are to 4G LTE I don't know what will.
They eventually want to shut off their legacy CDMA network and get everyone onto their LTE network even for voice but a VoLTE standard hasn't been established yet, this is of course a couple of years off. I figure a year or two away. And until they have their entire network footprint blanketed by LTE they would have to have a CDMA-to-VoLTE bridge in place which of course they don't have yet so they can't deploy VoLTE just yet. Rumor has it that a CDMA-to-VoLTE standard is being tested in the labs and has shown some promise but that's of course just a rumor.
VoLTE = Voice over LTE, a kind of VoIP or Voice over IP