Fall Into 4G: AT&T Adds LTE Markets

Ma Bell is now at 441 live 4G LTE towns and cities.

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

October 28, 2013

3 Min Read
Fall Into 4G: AT&T Adds LTE Markets

AT&T is now up to 441 live markets with LTE, adding four more areas with 4G.

The new markets are:

  • The Big Island, Hawaii

  • Kankakee-Bradley, Ill.

  • Laconia, N.H.

  • Gaffney, S.C.

Here's where AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) now stands with LTE as compared with other US rivals:

Operator

4G technology

Number of markets

Average download speeds

AT&T

LTE (Also markets HSPA+ as 4G)

437

18.6 Mbit/s

Cricket (Leap Wireless)

LTE

11

3-15 times faster than Leap's 3G

C-Spire

LTE

40 markets up, 3 more coming soon

Data speeds up to 10 times faster

MetroPCS

LTE

30 markets

2-15 Mbit/s (depending on market)

Sprint

LTE & WiMax

185 LTE, 71 WiMax

10.3 Mbit/s

T-Mobile

LTE (Also markets HSPA+ as "4G")

223 markets

25 Mbit/s (on unloaded network)

U.S. Cellular

LTE

92 markets

Up to 10 times faster than 3G

Verizon Wireless

LTE

500+ markets

14.3 Mbit/s

The network watchers at OpenSignal recently rated the fastest 4G LTE networks in the largest cities in the US:

City

Avg. Download Speed

Best Network

New York

6.7 Mbit/s

T-Mobile

Los Angeles

7.5 Mbit/s

AT&T

Chicago

6.6 Mbit/s

AT&T

Houston

7.3 Mbit/s

T-Mobile

Philadelphia

5.5 Mbit/s

Verizon

Phoenix

9.7 Mbit/s

T-Mobile

Dallas

8.6 Mbit/s

T-Mobile

San Diego

9.6 Mbit/s

T-Mobile

San Jose

10.8 Mbit/s

T-Mobile

San Antonio

6.6 Mbit/s

Verizon

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— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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