AT&T Expands to 175 4G LTE Markets

AT&T Inc. has bumped the number of 4G LTE towns and cities it supports up to 175. "AT&T’s 4G LTE covers more than 170 million people -- we more than doubled the number of people covered by 4G LTE in 2012 (vs. year-end 2011) and we expect to cover 300M people with 4G LTE by year-end 2014, planning to reach 250M by year-end 2013," a spokesman for the operator said in an email Wednesday. The operator has added 14 new markets to its LTE roster. The markets are:
  • Beaumont, Texas
  • Binghamton, N.Y.
  • Carbondale-Marion, Ill.
  • Fort Pierce, Fla.
  • Fort Smith, Ariz.
  • Fresno, Calif.
  • Houma, La.
  • Jefferson City, Mo.
  • Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.
  • Las Cruces, N.M.
  • Montgomery, Ala.
  • Mount Vernon, Wash.
  • Palm Coast, Fla.
  • Temple-Killeen, Texas
AT&T was recently found to offer the fastest average 4G LTE downloads in the U.S. Verizon Wireless still has the largest LTE footprint with 486 markets. A 4G LTE Snapshot
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

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