AT&T close to bringing its LTE to the Big Apple
Speaking at the Mashable Media Summit, Solomon brought up the improvements that AT&T was making in New York City such as adding cell sites in the area and rolling out 4G LTE. Solomon said it is part of a $20 billion investment in its network and that LTE is coming soon to the Big Apple. That is great news for AT&T customers living in the city that never sleeps. Last week, AT&T announced that Baltimore, Washington D.C., Boston and Athens, Ga. will also be hooked up to its LTE pipeline starting tomorrow.
At first, there will be no extra charge for AT&T customers using the LTE service which is expected to run at speeds 10 times faster than the carrier's current 3G. That is great news for New Yorkers because if any group of people can appreciate speed, it is them. AT&T's two new LTE enabled handsets, HTC Vivid and Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket will be available Sunday when the service is turned on in the four new locations. By the end of the year, AT&T hopes to have its LTE service blanket 70 million people in 15 metropolitan markets.
source: YouTube, Mashable via engadget
2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5880; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Who cares about Lost Angeles :-) What about S.F.? S.F. and N.Y. seem to have been AT&T's Waterloo for network failures. Why can't AT&T do more than one LTE implementation at the same time? VZW rolled a bunch of cities out in each iteration of their LTE implementation (still are doing multiple city roll-outs).
Is there something so inherently difficult about LTE that AT&T can only do one city at a time? Maybe they should be spending more of their $ on LTE roll-outs instead of dropping it on building a monopoly with their attempted acquisition of T-Mo?
4. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Nobody cares about san fransisco either :P besides LA is more important than SF ... New York,Los Angeles and illinois are the 3 most importants citys in the US ..
8. networkdood (Posts: 6282; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Illinois is a state...so do you mean Chicago?
23. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)
The original post ment cities not states. New York is not a city, its a state, New York City is a city (brooklyn, queens, bronx, manhatten, staten island) Illinois is not a city, Chicago is a city. The only city he got correct was L.A.
24. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Stop trying to justify it being correct. I know NY is a damn state, but in this case they are referring to the "city" of New York. The Big Apple.
5. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)
wtf, those are both good cities to release LTE in, why fight over that? *cough droidxdoug
3. Forsaken77 (Posts: 548; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
Awesome news!!! I was wondering how long till I got LTE service here. The article says that those phones are 5-12Mbps? Can't be. LTE tests show speeds in the 20's and I get 5-6Mbps on 3G. Unless they're just saying what the HSPA+ speeds get because LTE is definately faster than 5-12Mbps..
9. networkdood (Posts: 6282; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Not sure why you were thumbed down....faster service is always welcomed...How fast you can go on a phone on a LTE 4G network depends upon:
17. Forsaken77 (Posts: 548; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
Whoever thumbed me down must've mistaken me for someone that gives a s**t. I guess someone has the impression that it actually means something, lol. Usually when I post it's a day or two later till I come back and the articles are already off the front page so i never see what anyone writes back or tumb-up/down status. I just had this article open from earlier.
6. networkdood (Posts: 6282; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
AT&T is not allowing unlimited data for the 4G LTE phones....2GB will be easy to use....
7. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)
Good, maybe their service will improve, their coverage is horrible in nyc especially indoors.
10. JGuinan007 (Posts: 634; Member since: 19 May 2011)
Any word on when LTE is coming to Philadelphia?
11. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
AT&T is so far behind Verizon and then there's Sprint and T Mo who haven't even gotten started yet.
13. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
What does this have to do with iPhone? You seem to be unhealthily obsessed with Apple. Get help.
14. JGuinan007 (Posts: 634; Member since: 19 May 2011)
ATT is upgrading up smart they are building up LTE and backing it up with HSPA+ where Verison has LTE and backing up with 3g
15. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
ATT wants to advertise 4G for the iPhone 4S due to HSPDA.
16. toaster (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)
Too bad HSPA+ is the slowest of the 4G technologies, and AT&T's HSPA+ is the slowest in America. iPhone users will have to wait till Q3 next year to get LTE, and that's kind of depressing.
18. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
If it was up to me, I wouldn't allow the wireless companies to use 4G. Instead, I would ask them to use 3G+, 3.5G, etc. HSPDA allows for 14.4 Mbps and that is plenty fast compared to 3G. Right now, 2.0 to 3.0 Mbps is great for general web surfing. Thanks to Verizon's 10 to 12 Mbps speeds on my mobile hitspot, I am having a difficult time with 600 kbps speed from Sprint on my Triumph.
22. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
How? The iPhone speeds on AT&T are some of the fastest.
25. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
You mean overpriced? I do not see how Verizon is better in that they charge you out the glutton for everything, their speed is so much inferior, and they butcher their Android phones with Bing.