Great Falls

Mar 8, 2013 11:22 AM by David Sherman (david@krtv.com)

4G service arriving in Great Falls soon

Great Falls appears to be on the verge of receiving 4G service from Verizon.

Several months ago, Verizon rolled out the high-speed 4G service to several Montana communities, including Helena, Kalispell, Billings, and Missoula.

At the time, we were told that 4G would likely arrive in Great Falls by the end of 2012.

When that didn't happen, some people wondered if it was due to some kind of "road block" by city or county government.

We contacted a Verizon spokesman in late February who replied, "No, there's no 'governmental' issue of any kind. As you know, we're aggressively rolling out 4G LTE service to locations across the country to meet our goal of having our entire 3G network upgraded to 4G LTE by year end. There's just a little more network fine tuning by our engineers in Great Falls before we announce the official launch."

On Thursday, March 7th, we received a couple of message from people in Great Falls via our Facebook page that they were receiving 4G service.

We contacted Verizon again and received the following reply: "As we are preparing to launch our 4G LTE network in Great Falls in the coming weeks, customers may have temporarily noticed the 4G LTE icon on their devices as we were doing some testing of the network."