AT&T Inc. is taking its first steps toward trying to cover 250 million people in the U.S. with 4G LTE in 2013.
The operator unveiled two new markets with the faster wireless data delivery technology this Thursday. The new 4G has been switched on in Macon, Ga. and Ithaca, N.Y., AT&T says.
Here's a snapshot of where the major U.S. operators are now at with 4G LTE markets at the end of January:
Why this matters
AT&T has said that it will push ahead of its original schedule and cover 250 million Americans with LTE in 2013. The aim is to blanket 300 million people -- the vast majority of the population -- in 2014