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Minneapolis Verizon 4g LTE speeds

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by thinedhel, May 17, 2012.

  1. thinedhel

    thinedhel New Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 30, 2011
    I have noticed a huge decrease in my 46 speeds within the last two months in the Minneapolis area. I used to get about 6 mbps up and down sitting at my desk at home, and 20+ when in the open. Lately I have been getting between 2 and 4 at my desk at home but more concerning I only get about 5 or 6 in open areas where I used to get 20+.

    I have a Galaxy Nexus and I use anywhere from 4 - 10 gigs of data per month.

    I asked some of my local VZW friends and they are also reporting decreased speeds. I am curious, are others in the Minneapolis area seeing a decrease in their speeds?


  2. outkast7222

    outkast7222 Member

    Mar 6, 2010
    Driving my life away.
    Elk River, MN
    I think it really just boils down to network conditions. There are more LTE phones added everyday eating up bandwidth. When I got my Bionic on launch day I was getting 33mbps down and about 6 up, of course it varied but that was pretty average. Now in the exact same spot I get 15 down and 8 or so up. It did have a sharp decline in a 2-3 month span but has seemed to level out. This is in the Northern suburbs though.

    I am usually better off on 3g when I am downtown. Especially when I am near the dome.
  3. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Grad Student (Applied/Computational Math)
    Milwaukee, WI

    Duluth and Saint Cloud have similarly mediocre speeds
  4. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict

    Jun 18, 2010
    Statesboro, GA
    I will be honest, it was slower the last time I was in MSP than it was in ATL, and they have had it longer. So it may be its not a very robust network yet.

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