AT&T to light up LTE in 79 new markets by the end of summer

By , Apr 10, 2013

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T-Mobile may be two years late to the LTE party, but it has some ambitious rollout plans for its 4G network. In a press release yesterday, the carrier said it hopes to cover 200 million+ subscribers with LTE by the end of 2013.

But not wanting to give up any ground to the Deutsche Telekom-owned company, AT&T announced today some enterprising rollout plans of its own. The carrier says it will add LTE to 79 new markets by the end of the summer…

Here are the cities AT&T says will get LTE coverage before the end of September:

  • Athens, TX
  • Florence / Muscle Shoals, AL
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Monroeville / Evergreen, AL
  • Troy / Greenville, AL
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Chico, CA
  • Merced, CA
  • Visalia, CA
  • Dover, DE
  • Lake City, FL
  • Ocala, FL
  • Hancock, GA
  • Jefferson / Commerce (Jackson County), GA
  • Valdosta, GA
  • Davenport, IA
  • Champaign, IL
  • Rockford, IL
  • Columbus, IN
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Manhattan, KS
  • Topeka, KS
  • Elizabethtown, KY
  • New Iberia, LA
  • Shreveport, LA
  • Cape Cod, MA
  • Leonardtown, MD
  • Flint, MI
  • Lansing, MI
  • Muskegon, MI
  • Saginaw, MI
  • Duluth, MN
  • Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Columbia, MO
  • Biloxi-Gulfport, MS
  • Corinth / New Albany, MS
  • Greenwood / Cleveland, MS
  • Meridian / Philadelphia, MS
  • Asheville, NC
  • Goldsboro, NC
  • Kinston, NC
  • Portsmouth, NH
  • Atlantic City, NJ
  • Millville, NJ
  • Southern NJ Shore Points, NJ
  • Farmington, NM
  • Gallup, NM
  • Batavia, NY
  • Cortland, NY
  • Seneca Falls, NY
  • Dayton, OH
  • Wooster, OH
  • Youngstown, OH
  • Salem, OR
  • Williamsport, PA
  • Anderson, SC
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Cookeville, TN
  • Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
  • Corsicana, TX
  • Huntsville, TX
  • Laredo, TX
  • Lufkin-Nacogdoches, TX
  • McAllen, TX
  • Paris, TX
  • Sherman-Denison, TX
  • Texarkana, TX
  • Victoria, TX
  • St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
  • St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
  • Petersburg, VA
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Spokane, WA
  • Huntington, WV
  • Morgantown, WV
  • Laramie, WY

AT&T currently has the second largest LTE network—which covers just under 300 million people—in the United States, right behind Verizon. Then there’s Sprint in third place, and T-Mobile, who just launched LTE his year, in last.

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  • Jonathan

    What about Sprint? Haven’t heard shit about Sprint.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamesheckiii James Heck III

    Are you ever going to accurately report those covered by LTE? If it really were 288 million, they would be ahead of VZW and have nearly the entire country covered already! They cover 288 million with HSPA+ and LTE combined.

    • DosXX

      Yeah the “4G” I get when not in LTE areas is extremely slow. reminds me of.. oh wait it is 3G. Even with full bars I get 2-5mbps, which I have gotten since the days of the iPhone 3G

      • http://twitter.com/brooksbrooks104 brooks whiffen seale

        My town is now getting it YAY!

      • DosXX

        LTE?

      • iHamzaDev

        No, 3G… :/

      • http://twitter.com/brooksbrooks104 brooks whiffen seale

        LTE! It only has the fake “4G” Symbol.

  • Darek Slaby

    When will ATT upgrade their LTE in Chicago!?!? I’m getting better speeds on “4g” than LTE here in Chicago which is really a shame.

    If anyone is wondering why, its because the LTE that they use in Chicago utilizes only 10mhz of spectrum instead of the 20 everyone else is enjoying which means the network is much more congested resulting in slower speeds. Really a shame considering

    • Siddharth Desai

      That’s really weird. I am in Chicago and I get around 33 MBpS down and 14MBpS up.

      I guess every tower will be different according to the time of the day.

  • Jonah man

    GUYS I FOUND A POTENTIALLY DEADLY GLITCH,

    1. TURN ON GUIDED ACCESS
    2. ENABLE THE SCREEN TO TURN OFF
    3. IN ANY APP DON’T ALLOW THE USER TO USE THE AREA OF THE SLIDE TO UNLOCK
    4. TURN OFF THE SCREEN AND YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO UNLOCK IT

    I HAD TO GET THE WORD OUT I REALLY HOPE APPLE SEES THIS ERROR

  • http://twitter.com/kriss631 Kriss Zavala

    I live about 15 mns away from Salem, would I be able to get LTE from where I am?

    • http://www.facebook.com/micaiah12 Micaiah Martin

      I get LTE 40 miles away from my main tower.

      • http://twitter.com/kriss631 Kriss Zavala

        Ok thank you

  • http://twitter.com/Konahamarue ElementalXTC

    FINALLY! I rooted my android just to cut off the damn LTE because it was draining my battery and there was no LTE towers within in 50 mile radius… i’ll definitely turn it back on once the towers are up and running

    • http://twitter.com/kriss631 Kriss Zavala

      Why not just turn it off?
      And only keep 4g on?

  • greasemonkey2985 .

    I live in Iowa and needless to say I am pretty pissed with AT&T at the moment. It’s incredibly frustrating that small towns like Dillon, SC (population around 6000) and some even smaller than that get 4G LTE before cities like Fort Dodge, IA (population around 25,000) even get 3G/HSPA+ support, let alone the Des Moines metro area (population around 500,000) getting 4G LTE. 3 million people live in Iowa and only implementing 4G LTE to cover 3% of Iowans isn’t good enough. Show Iowa some love AT&T or you won’t find me renewing any contracts with you.