AT&T Chicago store (interior 001)

I’ve been keeping an anxious eye on AT&T’s LTE activation announcements over the past several months. I’ve had my iPhone 5 since last October, and I have yet to experience the 4G service in my home, which sits just outside Salem, Oregon.

That changed tonight. In an inadvertent glance at my iPhone, I noticed the LTE symbol in the upper lefthand corner of my phone. I wrote it off as a fluke at first, but it appears AT&T has just lit up the 4G service in 10 new cities, including mine…

Here’s the full list of new LTE cities:

  • Linglestown, Pennsylvania
  • Shelton, Connecticut
  • Ocean City, Maryland
  • Salem, Oregon
  • Port Townsend, Washington
  • North Whidbey Island, Washington
  • Camano Island, Washington
  • Longview, Washington
  • Casa Grande, Arizona
  • Goldsboro, North Carolina

The 4G service was also expanded in the Capital Region, and now covers Ballston Spa, Clifton Park, East Glenville, Malta, Mechanicville, Milton Center, Niskayuna, Rotterdam, Round Lake, Saratoga County Airport, Schenectady and Schenectady County Airport.

AT&T claims its LTE service now covers “nearly 200 million people.” And the carrier says that it plans to blanket 300 million people with LTE coverage by the end of 2014. That number is good enough for second place, behind 4G veteran Verizon.

  • Chuck Norris

    Casa Grande is 27 miles away from me and I just started getting LTE here in Maricopa Az last weekend, do they have that kind of signal range?

    • Zachary Sloane

      No, it’s just cuz you are Chuck Norris and you are that bad ass.

      • Chuck Norris

        That’s a very valid point

  • Jason Meehan

    Over a year sense you Bastards told me that my area was getting improvements… Month after month everywhere and community around the ft Campbell area has been getting LTE.. Just not us.. Good thing my hspa+ is getting half decent speeds lol.

    • Juan Vargas

      I know, I have been waiting for fort Campbell to get LTE too

  • Johnathan Jennings

    Still nothing where I live.

  • Tyler Steinhauer

    LTE in Pottstown, PA