AT&T closes $1.9 billion deal with Verizon for more spectrum, here are the 18 states getting a 4G LTE boost


ATT map 4G LTE

It was back in January that Verizon Wireless agreed to sell some of its precious spectrum to AT&T in deal reaching $1.9 billion. Today, the deal has finally been completed and according to AT&T in a press release, the second biggest carrier in the US plans to use the 700MHz spectrum from the lower band B block to help improve its LTE service for 42 million customers, spanning across 18 different states in the US.

Which states made the cut? You can check out the full list below.

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

The deal wasn’t completely one sided, mind you. Verizon will get a little added AWS boost as part of the deal, hitting markets like Los Angeles, Fresno, Phoenix, Albuquerque, and Portland.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  2. Is this why I no longer get Verizon LTE in my house?

    1. Verizon only sold spectrum they weren’t using.

  3. Oh, so ATT will be relevant in my area now?

  4. I suppose to get a boost in my area and I’ve always had superb coverage as is.

  5. Great… so now if the Nexus 5 ISNT compatible with VZW, I’ll be good going to AT&T! Virginia!!

  6. screw this $hit, i got 4glte were i want it, how about they try updating thier phones asap, international htc one x and x+ got updates. what in the heck is ATT doing, i cant stand this $hit

    1. No LTE except two cities in an entire state and a Samsung phone on AT&T will drive you insane. Ask me how I know.

      1. I live in Louisiana I get lte every I go so I’m good, I jus need a dam update

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