AT&T Inc. has added three new 4G LTE markets Wednesday and expanded the faster data service in three more areas.
The new markets are:
- Athens, Ohio
- Sebring, Fla.
- Dyersburg-Ripley, Tenn.
And these are the districts that get expanded service:
- Hartford, Conn. expansion (Waterbury/Meriden)
- Mobile, Ala. expansion (Baldwin County)
- Toledo, Ohio expansion (Bowling Green)
"This brings our total LTE market count to 158," an AT&T spokesman says.
Why this matters
AT&T was recently found to offer the fastest LTE service in the U.S.
However, it still lags Verizon Wireless's 470-plus 4G LTE footprint, so its steady drumbeat of new launches helps its market perception and marketing clout.