Somehow or another, success breeds failure. So it is with Verizon’s vaunted 4G LTE rollout in the U.S., especially New York, San Francisco, and Chicago.
Verizon’s CFO Fran Shammo:
There are certain pockets where we’re absolutely going to experience that down tick from the LTE network down to 3G because of capacity constraints
That’s putting it mildly. DaringFireball’s John Gruber put it another way:
I was in New York yesterday, and saw this firsthand. Verizon LTE has gone to shit in Midtown Manhattan.
I work in Manhattan every day. Regarding Verizon’s 4G LTE service, Gruber was putting it mildly.