AT&T has been on a roll lately. On an LTE roll out to be more precise. After opening up to 6 new markets earlier this week, AT&T is now expanding its LTE coverage to four new areas. If you live in Phoenix, AR, or Hartford County, CT, then you might notice speed increases or simply better LTE coverage overall. If you are located in Lubbock, TX, or Lincoln, NE , you’ll be glad to learn that your iPhone 5 will now be able to connect to the brand new LTE service AT&T just activated in your area…
The Phoenix LTE expansion now includes parts of Avondale, Goodyear and Litchfield Park. The Hartford County expansion now includes parts of Avon, Bloomfield, Enfield, Farmington, Granby, New Britain, Simsbury, Suffield, West Hartford, Windsor and Windsor Locks.
While it appears that Verizon still holds a larger LTE coverage of the country, AT&T reportedly has better speed overall. As an AT&T user myself, it’s not unusual for me to get download speeds of 50+ Mbps and upload speeds of 20+ Mbps. Yes, my LTE speeds are better than my home Wi-Fi speed.
Update: AT&T just sent out press releases noting that LTE has been turned on in the Austin, TX area, more specifically in Marble Falls, Burnet, Bertram and Round Mountain. Additionally, it has also expanded its coverage around Corpus Christi, TX, including parts of Port Aransas, Mustang Island, Portland, Gregory, Odem, Five Points, and Bluntzer.