AT&T expands LTE in 9 regions, adds 17 new regions of coverage

AT&T expands LTE in 9 regions, adds 17 new regions of coverage
AT&T has been working hard to not only make its LTE network the fastest in the US, but to expand its footprint to cover more regions. Today, AT&T has announced that it has added 17 new regions to its LTE coverage, and has expanded coverage in an additional 9 regions around the country. This upgrade gets AT&T closer to its ultimate goal of having 300 million LTE points-of-presence (POPs) by the end of the year.

The latest upgrade brings the total number of regions with AT&T's LTE coverage to 207. The newly added regions are: Cullman, AL, Decatur, AL, Huntsville, AL; Mountain Home, AR; Lake City, FL, Ocala, FL; Shreveport-Bossier City, LA; Lansing, MI; Biloxi-Gulfport, MS; Henderson, NC; Chattanooga, TN; Athens, TX, Corsicana, TX, Huntsville, TX, Lufkin-Nacogdoches, TX, Paris, TX; and Centralia, WA. 

The 9 expanded regions are: Little Rock, AR, Ouachita/Monticello, AR; Phoenix, AZ, Tucson, AZ; Kansas City, MO/KS; Nashua, NH; Harrisburg, PA; Florence, SC; and Jackson, TN.

Pretty good work by AT&T, and good news for users living in those regions.

source: AT&T

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13 Comments

1. MpowerSkills

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 19, 2011

Playing catch up, as usual.

2. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

aren't we all?

4. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I know my nascient LTE network is. Wait, no, I dont have one :/

3. thephoneguy92

Posts: 191; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Well, to be fair, the only reason they are behind is because they took the time to build up the HSPA+ network, which gives a nice backdrop to LTE, unlike Verizon.

12. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Exactly. While anybody would go with LTE over HSPA+ any day, it's nice to have something to fall back on that is much faster than 3G. Let's be real here, LTE doesn't always work, there are sometimes network issues and it's a nice back up for when it's down.

5. knowah

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I live in one of the areas that got LTE over the weekend. VZW has had it for over about a year. AT&T wins in speed, but VZW wins in coverage. The latter is much more important to me.

9. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

I own both carriers in wa state. Attached maybe faster when signal strength is there but Verizon owns att in coverage and building penetration

10. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

I'm going to say that depends on location. When I had verizon, the building penetration was terrible and I dropped calls left and right. AT&T has been a considerable amount better in my area. Both are a far sight better than Sprint or T-Mobile.

6. Hexus

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Knowah- How do you know who has more coverage? Do you use both carriers?

13. knowah

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Yes I do, extensively. I'm an indirect agent for AT&T, Sprint, and VZW. I carry 4 devices (1 from the regional carrier) on me most times to check real coverage for my customers. Phones I carry: VZW: Note II AT&T: S4 Sprint: S3 Regional: iPhone 5 I'm not sure why I got a down vote for stating something that was an unbiased observation for my area. I personally prefer VZW for the coverage. AT&T is usually my highest selling carrier. The speed AT&T gives is pretty awesome though, so when I have coverage I tend to use the S4. AT&T does seem to 'stall' out after awhile of use. Suddenly it's like I have no connection even though I'm at full strength and haven't moved in awhile. I toke that up to the carrier account the device is on, as it has unlimited data and they might do this to keep us from overusing. Customers have never experienced the stall, so I don't believe it is a common occurrence. Also, a simple check of the carrier provided coverage maps shows exactly what I stated. It could get slightly better, half of one of the cities I operate out of won't have LTE until the end of June/early July due to ironing out the details of a tower licensing deal.

7. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Still nothing in Montana

8. Hexus

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Just an FYI for people looking to get either the One or S4 on AT&T. If you are starting a new plan or adding a line on a mobile share plan you get a $50 gift card at Best Buy. Also have them price match WalMart. The One is $158 and the s4 is $168.

11. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Just make sure they don't mess up your account.

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