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  • AT&T Brings 4G LTE to Four More Markets

    Continuing with the efforts to expand their 4G LTE coverage across the United States, AT&T has today opened their 4G LTE network to four more markets. 4G LTE gives users a hypothetical download speed of up to 100 megabits per second, although realistically, you may only see about 20-50, which still outperforms many home Wi-fi networks.

    People in the following locations will now be able to connect to AT&Tís 4G LTE network using their iPhone 5, cellular iPad with retina display, or other 4G LTE-capable smartphone or tablet to take advantage of the faster cellular data speeds:

    • Wilkes-Barre, Penn.
    • Nashua, N.H.
    • Grand Rapids, Mich.
    • Auburn-Opelika, Ala.

    AT&Tís 4G LTE network is not as large as Verizonís yet, however itís still way ahead of Sprint. AT&T also allows customers to drop back to 4G HSPA+, rather than 3G, when 4G LTE is no longer in range. Verizon and Sprint both only allow customers to drop back to 3G when 4G LTE is not in range.

    Has AT&T brought 4G LTE near you yet?

    Sources: AT&T via iMore
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Brings 4G LTE to Four More Markets started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 44 Comments
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by quidam_brujah View Post
      AT&T went for the more costly long term upgrade that is taking longer to deploy but will make upgrades to LTE Advanced faster. This is why you're likely to see AT&T turning on LTE Advanced in some markets next year before they even finish their LTE system upgrade. I also know they're using multiple 10G links for back haul in those markets and they're looking at upgrading those to 100G..
      The equivalent of Gigabit Ethernet over cellular? You're joking right?
    1. johnNYChingaz's Avatar
      johnNYChingaz -
      so what was all those commercials about 4G before all this?
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ruthless Killa8 View Post
      Got LTE in Allentown PA today. I'm getting 53 mb/s download and 15 upload... So much faster than HSPA+
      I noticed it Sunday night at work but keeps switching between LTE & 4G. But when connected there is definitely a difference.
    1. Shigoroku's Avatar
      Shigoroku -
      I got almost 60mbps on AT&T LTE in the Atlanta area:

      58.72mbps download and 27.29 upload on LTE. Only 30mbps download at home over WiFi (behind a DOCSIS3 cable modem).