AT&T expands 4G LTE coverage

By , Aug 7, 2013

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Despite falling behind rival Verizon Wireless in terms of the deployment of the fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution (LTE) cellular radio technology, AT&T’s LTE is still the fastest and most reliable.

As for coverage, the nation’s second-largest telco a week ago flipped the switch on LTE in ten new markets. This was just a week after the company had added seven new cities to the list of LTE-supported markets.

Looks like those weekly updates are becoming a thing for the telco as it announces expanded LTE coverage is now available in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, with six new markets now LTE-friendly…

The new (and enhanced) LTE markets are as follows:

• Stockton, California
• Mt. Sterling, Kentucky
• Topeka and Laredo, Kansas
• Zanesville, Ohio
• Coeur DElene, Idaho
• Fort Collins, Colorado
• Vicksburg and Greenville Mississippi
• Medford, Oregon
• Kirksville, Missouri
• Charlottesville, Virginia
• Portsmouth, New Hampshire

In ideal conditions that only exist in labs, LTE offers ten times greater download speeds than the latest 3G HSPA technology. Perhaps more importantly, LTE features lower network latency so your device gets online noticeably faster when woken from sleep, typically becoming ready within a second or less.

With 3G, I typically have to wait 2-3 seconds, often even more, before I can access the web as 3G radios take longer to initialize.

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  • http://www.hitzconnect.com/ Ramon

    I wonder how it compares to T-Mobile LTE..they haven’t announced anything since last month. I’m guessing AT&T will be more consistent in the same areas as T-Mobile. I’ll be switching to them from Verizon. Man if AT&T didn’t have cap data and charge you extra for going over, i’d switch to them. Live on grandfathered unlimited users!

    • then nwo

      I used to be with a grandfather data plans and is not with it anymore thy throttle my data. That’s not being unlimited.

      • takenlife

        worth it*? lol had to read it couple times. Tmobile will surely be faster than at&t, although I would stick to at&t if I was choosing between Tmobile or verizon. Tmobile only good in metro area. Even if you go over with verizon they still charge you more than at&t i think.

      • http://www.hitzconnect.com/ Ramon

        Yea that’s why i’m considering T-Mobile, I lost my unlimited data with Verizon which is bad since I’m using data than ever now and their service is great. But why am I paying a premium for coverage I’m not gonna use. I’m mainly in cities so, why not save money and enjoy a better experience with T-Mobile.

    • ɑղժɾҽա

      T-Mobile coverage is only good in major cities. Everywhere else you get edge. I’d go to AT&T if you want better coverage and reliability.

      • http://www.hitzconnect.com/ Ramon

        True. But I’m not gonna be traveling alot anyways. I’m in cities 80% of the time. So why not save some cash and switch. Plus looking at their new coverage maps on their new site it seems I’d basically be covered in majority of the cities in the U.S with LTE.

  • pauleebe

    What the hell have Verizon and Sprint been up to? Their service hasn’t improved at all in my area while AT&T is speeding past them.

    Even Tmobile is making gains.

    • Raul Henriquez

      lol where do you live?

      • takenlife

        probably metro area

      • pauleebe

        Yes, Boston. AT&T is killing it in customer service rankings, and their data speeds are more than 1.5x the average Verizon speeds. Verizon hasn’t improved their network at all in my market.

    • ɑղժɾҽա

      Verizon is sly. They market that their LTE is in 500+ cities, but really their LTE coverage sucks in 75% of those markets.

      • takenlife

        are you verizon customer?

      • ɑղժɾҽա

        I used to be. AT&T LTE is more reliable and faster in my area than Verizon.

      • Raul Henriquez

        I went across the country and had LTE everywhere and it never was slower then 30 or 40Mbps

  • Gorgonphone

    yay.. but uum many areas in GA still dont even have basic atnt cell coverage lol oh well

  • Johnathan Jennings

    What?! Kirksville MO gets LTE but my city with 4 times more people doesn’t?!? WTF AT&T?!?

  • Rick Hart

    Grandfather unlimited verizon iphone 5 with mywi using 25-35 gigs a month they don’t throttle and where I live only verizon works

    • http://www.hitzconnect.com/ Ramon

      lucky :) whats your zip btw

      • Rick Hart

        23089

      • Rick Hart

        Out in the sticks 10 miles from the closest store

      • Rick Hart

        AT&T is very spotty out here

      • http://www.hitzconnect.com/ Ramon

        thats in VA right? looks terrible out there for AT&T and T-Mobile got 2G out there, might be less spotty but they also roam in some parts there. But T-Mobile have good 4G coverage closer in to New Port. At least AT&T has 3G out there compared lol. You making me not want to switch from Verizon.

      • Rick Hart

        Yeah in va! Are you talking bout Newport News? That’s 45 mins from me