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

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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.