AT&T, the nation’s leading carrier, Monday morning announced its fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network is now available in Albuquerque, Reading, Salt Lake City and Puerto Rico markets, with the latter including Yauco, San German -Cabo Rojo and Guayama. Consumer Reports last week ranked AT&T worst of major U.S. carriers when it comes to voice and data service quality.

However, AT&T emerged as the nation’s leading carrier in terms of LTE deployment, though Verizon still has the most robust 4G network. AT&T doubled its LTE coverage in 2012, which as of mid-November covered more than 150 million people in a total of 103 markets. And as part of the ambitious $14 billion LTE network expansion project, AT&T’s LTE will expand to 250 million people by year-end 2013 and to 300 million by year-end 2014…

LTE is now available to customers in Albuquerque, Reading, Salt Lake City and Puerto Rico, the carrier confirmed in a series of press announcements this morning.

We also learned earlier that some carriers find it shocking that Apple actually conducts testing of their networks’ 4G LTE performance before allowing them to host 4G-enabled devices, such as the iPhone 5 and new iPads.

Say hello to AT&T’s flagship store in Chicago.

What’s your experience with AT&T’s 4G LTE been like in your area?

Specifically, what download and upload speeds are you seeing on a typical busy day?

  • Johnathan Jennings

    Saint Louis and Kansas City are the only City’s In Missouri that have LTE.. I’m 3 hours from both. And verizon has it covering like 75% of the state. I should have got a verizon iPhone 5 -.-

  • i have 4g lte in Wichita Kansas and compared to Verizon. Verizon is
    bad and ATT is great

  • Only in parts of Alb. I get LTE downtown and in the Nob Hill area but not in the heights. Hope they roll it out city wide soon. Its superfast when I can get it. 26.38 mpbs download, 15.11 up.

    • SimpleFact

      Same in Salt Lake. It seems they are launching small parts of each market so they can claim they have gone live in that market. I’m getting very tired of the AT&T game. Could have had LTE well over a year ago if I’d have been willing to switch to Vzn then. Contract will be up again soon…

  • Jesser04

    I got 21 Mbps down and 9 Mbps up in Salt Lake City.

  • Im from Puerto Rico, and the LTE is Awesomee!

    • I was in PR last week, the LTE wasn’t that Great in San Juan, compared with Ft lauderdale. Hopefully it gets better.

  • Puerto Rico!


  • Att guy

    When I get lte in albuquerque I can get up to 40 Mbps. However it seems to be concentrated on the west side and rio rancho. I can tell you however that there is LTE deployment planned for most of Albuquerque as well as into the East Mountains.