AT&T largest 4g networkAT&T is making good on its promise to blanket the country with its 4G LTE coverage. Earlier this month, the mobile carrier said it plans to spread its service to more than 200 million new customers by the end of 2013. Just last week, AT&T added five more cities to the list of LTE-covered places. Today, the company has announced the addition of six new cities, plus the expansion of service in four more cities, to its list of areas supported by LTE…

AT&T’s LTE service is now available in Kokomo, IN, Flint, MI, Springfield, MO, Petersburg, VA, Morgantown, WV, and Shelbyville, KY. Expanded service includes Denver, Louisville, Mt. Vernon, and Oxford.

It wasn’t that long ago that AT&T dominated the industry by being the only mobile carrier in the U.S. that sold iPhones. Once the iPhone became available on other networks, the real competition began.

Over the past five years, AT&T has invested nearly $98 billion into spreading itself across the nation. The company continues to try to stay on top as carriers like Verizon and Sprint grow their coverage, as well.

Currently AT&T boasts “the nation’s largest 4G network, covering more than 292 million people with ultra-fast speeds.” Ultra-fast speeds include subscribers on 4G LTE and 4G HSPA+ combined.

Does your city have 4G LTE coverage?

  • HSPA+ is so slow on AT&T but LTE is decent. I have noticed that HSPA+ on T-Mobile is significantly much faster and more speed consistent.

    • I think this depends a lot on your location. I, for example, have decent and consistent speeds on HSPA+ here in San Diego. LTE is just amazing too here

    • Yes, I agree with Sebastien. I consistently got speeds of btw 7-11 Mbs on HSPA+ and now normally get anywhere from 30-40 Mbs on LTE here in TN.

      • Yeah it really does depend on the city but I’m making my claim based off a big city like Los Angeles as you can really compare and make real world test since cities like Los Angeles are highly congestive of mobile networks and what I have found with consistent testing methods is that AT&T in Los Angeles is really slow at peak times and stays like that threw out the day until pass midnight. On Verizon, T-mobile data speeds stay more consistent to there theoretical speeds or what you should expect from a congested network regardless of the radio technology. Currently AT&T has a major advantage with LTE, but if you compare all carriers for speed consistency AT&T is all over the place.

  • Bill

    Yes. I live in NW Arkansas. We have blazing LTE!

    • So do I and LTE here is amazing on both Verizon and AT&T

  • ghulamsameer

    $98 billion… That’s crazy

  • Ryan

    Still no LTE in Stockton, CA through AT&T!

  • I live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, still no LTE!!!!

    • Software_For_All

      Check again, just turned on today. It’s still sporadic, but I believe they’re about to announce it.

  • Santa Cruz CA since early April. Super fast. Stopped using my wifi ever since. Am grandfathered in unlimited on my iPhone 5 and my iPad 4. No throttling after almost 20GB down on my iPad so far.

  • I’m willing to sale 2 unlimited LTE plans on Verizon but you must be a current subscriber. Or else you will loose unlimited. I have not found any buyers because people think I’m not serious. But I’m willing to go the distance to prove I’m legit.

  • QuarterSwede

    Shelbyville, KY, a town of 14,000 gets LTE but the city I live in of 400,000 is still on HSPA+!?

    • Joe Benning

      Yeah, no kidding. How the F is LTE marketed?

  • LTE 20 minutes south of me and 20 minutes north of me. This is killing me already!

  • De Cedric Burns

    We have it here in Shreveport, La

  • Looks like it is time to upgrade my 4S to an HTC One in Springfield, MO. Glad this finally came around!

  • Markus Hudobnik

    Is att service any better than Verizons?

  • The only downfall to LTE is having only a certain limit of Gbs you can use in a month. For an example: if I want to see what a video is about and it’s 30 mns long and I get bored by the 2 mn mark it pretty much loaded the whole video :(. My 4g is super quick also like it would load 15mns by the time I quit on the 2 mns Mark :(.

  • Joe Benning

    Petersburg, VA? Hahahaha! I bet 5 people in that town have iPhones and 4 of them are stolen.

  • Arnold r

    I’ve had LTE since last night in McAllen texas

    • Andres Galvan

      Yes, I can confirm that. I haven’t really gotten past UMTS speeds since today, though(even though we’re down as an HSPA+ area). Before, I would get less than 1mbps down, and 0.5mbps up. Now, I’ve gotten consistent 9-13mbps down and 2-5mbps up. The downloads are blazing but the uploads are pretty slow for LTE. Still, MUCH more satisfied than before.

  • Bettendorf, Iowa? Yeah right! I can look forward to LTE service about the time that the next generation signal is released.