AT&T launches LTE in four new markets, expands in several others

Great news for those of you with AT&T-branded LTE iPads. The carrier has just announced new markets and expansions for its long term evolution network.

Folks in south Florida, parts of Maryland and Massachusetts will now be able to browse the web at lightning-fast 4G speeds. Keep reading for the full list of new areas…

According to AT&T’s press page, LTE is now available in the following areas:

  • Miami, Florida
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Boston, Massachusetts – MetroWest, North Shore and South Shore areas
  • Baltimore, Maryland – Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties
  • Washington, D.C. – Montgomery and Prince George Counties
  • Northern Virginia

The new areas push the number of AT&T’s LTE-compatible markets up close to 50. But it’s still no where near Verizon. Big Red’s most recent press release put its LTE network in upwards of 350 markets.

AT&T, however, is still ahead of the other two major carriers in LTE coverage. Sprint, who just launched its next-generation network this month, is currently only in about 5 markets, and T-Mobile isn’t even in the game yet.

We’ll continue to keep an eye on LTE availability, as its significance grows over the next few months. Apple is widely expected to a release a new smartphone this fall that’s compatible with the 4G technology.