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At least 50 more markets to have AT&T 4G LTE service before the year ends

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At least 50 more markets to have AT&T 4G LTE service before the year ends
AT&T announced on Tuesday that at least 50 more markets are going to be covered by its 4G LTE service before the end of the year. Currently, the carrier offers LTE service in 370 markets covering 225 million people. By the end of the year, those figures are expected to show AT&T's LTE pipeline available in 400 markets with 270 million POPs.

The 50 new markets expected to receive AT&T 4G LTE before 2013 is through include Fairbanks, AK; Dothan, AL; Selma, AL; Redding, CA;
Durango, CO; Pueblo, CO; Tifton, GA; Waycross, GA; Kauai, HI; The Big Island, HI; Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA; Twin Falls, ID; Lewiston, ID-WA; Decatur, IL; Kankakee-Bradley, IL; Peoria, IL; Paducah, KY-IL; Alexandria, LA; Lake Charles, LA; Lewiston-Auburn, ME; Battle Creek, MI; Jackson, MI; Joplin, MO; Poplar Bluff, MO; Rolla, MO; Brookhaven, MS; McComb, MS; Natchez, MS-LA, Kalispell, MT; Greenville, NC; Jacksonville, NC; Fargo, ND-MN; Elmira, NY; Utica-Rome, NY; Portsmouth, OH; Sandusky, OH; East Stroudsburg, PA; Pottsville, PA; Abilene, TX; Amarillo, TX; Longview, TX; Marshall, TX; San Angelo, TX; Tyler, TX; Port Angeles, WA; Appleton, WI; Fond du Lac, WI; Oshkosh-Neenah, WI; Gillette, WY and Sheridan, WY.

With 4G LTE service, you can download up to 10 times faster than over a 3G pipeline. Speaking of speed, back in June PCMag revealed the results of its annual speed test which showed that AT&T's LTE service was the fastest of the nation's top three major carriers. Of course, T-Mobile's sample size was too small to consider back then, but AT&T did beat out Verizon and Sprint. Next year's test, with a more representative sample from T-Mobile, and another year of LTE service under Sprint's belt, could be more interesting.

source: AT&T

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posted on 21 Aug 2013, 10:24 2

1. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Poke fun and call them evil but AT&T is chugging out LTE a lot faster than other carriers did in addition to already having HSPA+.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 11:30

2. JDogg5281 (Posts: 74; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

Tmobile turned on more networks with LTE faster than AT&T did with a faster HSPA+. AT&T has more networks dont get me wrong but didnt deploy them as fast as Tmobile

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 12:51

3. WirelessCon (Posts: 311; Member since: 11 May 2010)

No T-mobile in much of the nation. T-mobile is small potatoes.

I like potatoes.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 17:53 1

5. nnjerzy (Posts: 126; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)

I totally agree tmobile did turn on more and faster than verizon & att...tmobile lte is extremely fast

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 19:13

6. JGuinan007 (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 May 2011)

Where do you get your information from? T-mo still is wayyyyyy behind verison in LTE markets and wayyyy behind AT&T also and their HSPA+ is the same speed as AT&Ts granted T-mo did achieve that 1st after AT&T already deployed LTE in all major cities

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 10:19

8. JDogg5281 (Posts: 74; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

Actually att hspa+ speed is 21mbps while tmobile has hspa+ speed is 42mbps... tmobile has the faster hspa+..so some what of a difference. Tmobile flipped on 116 metropolitan areas in 4 months, no one has done it that fast. Yes At&T has more Lte coverage but they didnt deploy it that fast

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 14:57 1

4. PhoneCritic (Posts: 937; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

AT&T how about Suffolk county Long Island NY? We would like some LTE love too! it seems that queens the city and the other tree boroughs get it Nassau county gets it all other parts of NY upstate are getting but a heavy populated ares like Suffolk county you ignore?

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 23:15

7. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)

I feel bad for you guys out there, I don't get why they don't go past Nassau County to Suffolk when Upstate is even further than Suffolk. I'm in Brooklyn though so I'm happy

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