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  • AT&T's 4G LTE Network to Reach 50 More Markets By the End of 2013


    AT&T has been rapidly expanding the coverage of their 4G LTE networking in the United States all summer long, and from what it looks like, AT&T doesnít have any plans to stop expanding their network to additional markets.

    AT&T made the announcement Wednesday morning that the U.S.-based carrier plans to add 4G LTE network coverage to another 50 markets before the end of the 2013 year. Those markets 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
    • Sheridan, WY

    Notably, in places where AT&Tís 4G LTE network cannot be reached, subscribers have access to 4G HSPA+. AT&T claims to have the nationís largest 4G network because of this, even though 4G HSPA+ isnít as fast as 4G LTE. Verizon touts the nation's largest 4G LTE network, with the largest amount of coverage.

    4G LTE offers a theoretical download speed of around 100Mb/s, however due to the unfortunate realities of network congestion, the download speeds on 4G LTE in real-life situations are more or less around 20-60Mb/s. Many of Apple's latest devices, including the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, and iPad with retina display can take advantage of AT&T's ultra-fast 4G LTE network.

    Sources: AT&T
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T's 4G LTE Network to Reach 50 More Markets By the End of 2013 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Damn, nothing more in Maryland. My home is 2 miles outside of an LTE signal, they just expand it a little.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      You would think they could expand all at once with the profit margin they reap per quarter :]
    1. tankz504's Avatar
      tankz504 -
      LTE has worked in Tyler Texas for about a month now.....
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      Damn, nothing more in Maryland. My home is 2 miles outside of an LTE signal, they just expand it a little.
      In our area, AT&T has installed LTE in approximately 1 out of every 5 cell towers along the freeway. So they can just about claim on their coverage map, that we now have LTE (and indeed, the orange color on their data-coverage map is an ever so slightly darker shade now). In practice, in most areas around our town you still get much faster transfer speeds by switching LTE off and using 5 bars of HSPA+, rather than 1 bar of LTE. I just hate how AT&T constantly assumes the public is too stupid to notice their tactics or their misleading advertising.

      In the interests of full and fair disclosure, I should mention that I hate AT&T.
    1. MoDaLoT's Avatar
      MoDaLoT -
      That sucks I Just left AT&T for T-Mobile...
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
      In our area, AT&T has installed LTE in approximately 1 out of every 5 cell towers along the freeway. So they can just about claim on their coverage map, that we now have LTE (and indeed, the orange color on their data-coverage map is an ever so slightly darker shade now). In practice, in most areas around our town you still get much faster transfer speeds by switching LTE off and using 5 bars of HSPA+, rather than 1 bar of LTE. I just hate how AT&T constantly assumes the public is too stupid to notice their tactics or their misleading advertising.

      In the interests of full and fair disclosure, I should mention that I hate AT&T.
      I have no issues with Att and I do live a bit out in the country but I am only 30 minutes from downtown Baltimore. The closest city/town with LTE is 4mi away but I get that signal about 2mi away. On LTE around here I generally get 40-50 up and 30 down.
    1. xhazex9x's Avatar
      xhazex9x -
      Quote Originally Posted by MoDaLoT View Post
      That sucks I Just left AT&T for T-Mobile...
      How is that I'm doing the same thing when the 5S comes out
    1. Cardiac's Avatar
      Cardiac -
      This is BUUUULLLS@#T. Pueblo!!!?? There are 5 Military bases here around the Springs!!! Colorado Springs should be on this list long before PueBlows....
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
      In our area, AT&T has installed LTE in approximately 1 out of every 5 cell towers along the freeway. So they can just about claim on their coverage map, that we now have LTE (and indeed, the orange color on their data-coverage map is an ever so slightly darker shade now). In practice, in most areas around our town you still get much faster transfer speeds by switching LTE off and using 5 bars of HSPA+, rather than 1 bar of LTE. I just hate how AT&T constantly assumes the public is too stupid to notice their tactics or their misleading advertising.

      In the interests of full and fair disclosure, I should mention that I hate AT&T.
      Actually got LTE at my house yesterday. 5 bars of HSPA+ speed test at about 3 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up. 2 bars of LTE test at 15 Mbps down and 4 Mbps up.