With no congestion yet on Verizon’s LTE network in Seattle, speeds are pretty impressive.
Here’s a speed test I just ran on my laptop of 4G LTE reception at the Seattle Times building on the north edge of downtown.
With three of four bars showing it was getting 12 Mbps; when I moved the modem around to get four bars it began showing 15 to 16 Mbps.
Interestingly, the tests are sometimes showing uploads faster than downloads, with uploads of up to 15 Mbps.
This is with an LG VL600 USB modem loaned by Verizon on a Windows 7 laptop.