Default Anybody in Washington DC? Improved LTE speeds?

Verizon supposedly flipped the switch on the AWS band LTE in several cities, including Washington DC, last week: http://www.technobuffalo.com/2013/12...-major-cities/.

Previously, LTE speeds in downtown DC during regular business hours were horrendous (less than 1mbps). Can anybody confirm whether they've actually improved since Verizon allegedly tripled its LTE bandwidth last week?