Five more cities get lit up with AT&T LTE


If you’re not with a carrier whose name start with “V” and ends with “erizon” you might feel like LTE launches are coming in at a snail’s pace, but AT&T’s looking to pick the pace up as it has announced five more cities are getting 4G LTE. This is on top of several more which will be getting expansions to provide even better coverage.

The new markets include Green Bay, Wisconsin; Oxford, Mississippi; Tucson, Arizona; Springfield, Massachusetts; and Melbourne, Florida. On top of that, those in Phoenix, Arizona; Los Angeles, California; New York City, New York; and Salt Lake City, Utah will all benefit from even better coverage wherever they go within their respective towns.

AT&T has made very nice on its promise to quickly and effectively roll LTE out as it enjoys regular launches on — at the very least — a monthly basis. The carrier straddles the line between its biggest competitor, Verizon, and its closest counterpart in Sprint in terms of both volume and frequency of rollouts. Verizon tends to roll new coverage out at the same rate as AT&T, but in bigger chunks, while Sprint isn’t doing as many launches but promises that more cities are being added to a list of eventual launches all the time.

We suspect Sprint will want to make sure it builds up its coverage a bit so that it can drop a bombshell on the American airwaves as the carrier has long promised that it would get a vast majority of its network complete by the end of 2013. Sprint 2013 will likely be the carrier’s target point for beginning rollouts, but it has been mum on the roadmap outside of the bigger picture.

As it stands, though, America is getting drenched in LTE by the day no matter which carrier you decide to stay loyal to (unless, of course, you’re with T-Mobile, but your day should be coming at some point next year). In the meantime, folks with an AT&T LTE phone should turn that 4G radio on without delay and experience just how fast it can be for themselves.

Quentyn Kennemer
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  1. why not light up all your cities that have 1G to 3G first

    1. Where is this mysterious AMPS coverage still in existence?

      1. It doesn’t, analog services have been shut down for awhile.

        I suspect what he really means is 2G GPRS and EDGE

    2. Why not propose how to do that when considering how unbelievably complex a country-wide network infrastructure is?

  2. The more LTE the better, I don’t care who it is, as long as those rollouts don’t stop!

    1. From your comment I assume you already have LTE lol and are just looking forward to LTE should you travel :)

  3. Would love if any of then would even acknowledge South Carolina exists.

  4. Attention AT&T idiots, the Inland Empire is not Los Angeles, nor is it part of Los Angeles.

    Good news though would look good if they knew their geography, LTE is lit up in some of the IE. San Bernardino moreno valley, fontana, a little bit in riverside….

    1. Yet it is part of the Los Angeles television and radio market… And most importantly to AT&T Mobility…. It’s part of the LA Cellular Market Area (CMA) and part of the LA Economic Area (EA) – as defined by the FCC who breaks down the licenses they hold into these groupings.

  5. I want T-Mobile instead of Verizon so bad but I can’t justify the switch. T-Mobile is just to spotty in the place I live and travel.

  6. Ogden Utah as well getting average 25 and peaks of 46

  7. To heck with LTE. I say skip it. AT&T is finally getting their s*** together. I don’t need faux G mucking that up. HSPDA+ and towers to back it up. Personally, get the backbone up and running for LTE Advanced. Get the towers ready to go. Then flip the switch on 10 cities a WEEK.

  8. I don’t think their public lists of LTE cities are accurate. I recently got an LTE device and officially, my city does not have LTE. However, I was surprised to find that I not only have LTE coverage, but also the surrounding areas of my town (which are even smaller). I suspect that they only publicize the cities in which they have invested quite a bit in the infrastructure: cities that get the best speeds.

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