Verizon 4G connection on a populated network should average between 5Mbps to 12Mbps in download rates and between 2Mbps to 5Mbps for uploads. Actual, achievable peak speeds in these areas float between 40-50Mbps downstream and 20-25Mbps upstream.
So in the realworld the 4G LTE is about 2 to 4 times faster than 3G+ or Wimax and 10 to 20 times faster than 3G.
Intomobile published a dataspeed showdown of the 3G and 3G+ networks
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