AT&T flips the switch on LTE in 15 new markets

By , Apr 30, 2013

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After adding five more cities to the list of LTE-covered places and announcing a major expansion of its fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network, the nation’s second-largest wireless carrier AT&T Mobility on Tuesday announced fifteen new LTE markets across ten U.S. states.

If you live in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania or Texas, you could be seeing increased download speeds provided AT&T’s LTE expanded to your area. Go past the fold for the full breakdown…

The following fifteen markets are getting AT&T’s LTE:

Earlier in the month, the carrier listed the following cities that will be getting LTE by summer’s end: 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), G; 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, MIMuskegon, 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 and Laramie, WY.

AT&T hopes to cover 200 million+ subscribers with LTE by the end of 2013.

On a related note, the company activated 4.8 million iPhones in the first quarter of this year versus four million and 1.5 million iPhones for Verizon and Sprint, respectively.

ATT LTE infographic

It will also offer HD Voice later this year, which the iPhone 5 supports out of the box.

AT&T’s coverage map can be found here.

Although Verizon bests AT&T in terms of LTE coverage, Consumer Reports and Rootmetrics both ranked AT&T’s LTE as the nation’s fastest and most reliable.

Hit us in comments if you see LTE up and running on your AT&T iPhone.

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  • jose castro

    alaska?

  • Gorgonphone

    great

  • http://twitter.com/Chattownwes Wes Bennett

    yay Chattown TN !!!!!

  • Rafael Castillo

    It’s been turned on in Mcallen, Texas. I was there this past weekend & noticed LTE. The speeds were mediocre though (7MBPS Down+1-2MBPS UP)…they were along the lines of ATT’s HSPA+ Faux G (4G).

    • Arnold r

      Yeah it got turned on last Tuesday in the mcallen area and speeds for me are sound 10 up 2dn

  • Edward

    Why always at&t, why not news for other carriers new 4g lte markets??? Maybe at&t pay for the advertising to this blog.

  • Josh

    I’m in Baltimore MD and i have had LTE since it iPhone 5 came out and in some spots i get speeds of 45+ Mb and others like 12 Mb …so even though its all over Baltimore it really depends on the area…

  • TomasHunter

    I love how fast AT&T are expanding their LTE network. I travel a lot for my job at DISH, and I will be headed down to Texas in a few weeks. I rely on my phone for business and entertainment when I travel. The high speeds really help when I use my DISH Anywhere app to stream live and recorded TV. I watch a lot of sports when I am on the road, and higher data speeds mean that I get to watch those games in higher definition.

  • Gussy2000

    Portsmouth, NH is great (11 miles from me) but AT&T is missing a huge opportunity by not getting coverage at the beaches. The beach population easily doubles from May through September. I live by the beach and am picking up LTE at my house but I think it is residual from MA (9 miles away). Signal strength is poor at -105 dBm and I am still seeing 20+ Mbps down. I can only imagine what the speeds would be like if they upgraded the tower 0.74 miles from me.