Verizon Wireless says they've blanketed Los Angeles and environs: Its BroadbandAccess service, its name for the package of 1xEv-DO they've rolled out (or just plain EVDO if you want to be simpler about it) fills Los Angeles County, parts of Riverside County and San Bernadino County, and most of San Diego and Orange County. Overall, about 4400 square miles of coverage across populated SoCal.
This announcement is interesting because it was never entirely clear how much of a metropolitan area that Verizon intended to install EVDO throughout--100 percent? 95 percent? The city but not the suburbs? Their work here is a clear signal that they're talking metro deployment, not urban deployment.