Just in time for Apple's release of the iPhone 5S, AT&T will boost the availability of its 4G LTE network by nearly 80 additional markets.
Although six markets across the country already had the switch flipped on this week (Jackson, TN; Kalamazoo, MI; Napa, CA; Orangeburg, SC; Rocky Mount-Wilson, NC; and Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA.), the rest of the planned market expansions will take place this summer.
The total number of 4G LTE markets available through AT&T presently sits at 182. However, 77 more will go live by the close of summer, a development that will move AT&T much closer to its goal of reaching 300 million Americans with its 4G network by the end of next year.
The 77 markets on tap for 4G LTE coverage this summer are as follows:
1. Florence / Muscle Shoals, AL
2. Huntsville, AL