Jan 05 AT 1:48 PM Edgar Cervantes 20 Comments

AT&T adds 11 new markets to its 4G LTE repertoire


AT&T made a slow start with its 4G LTE network, but things are looking bright this year. The carrier has just flipped the LTE switch for 11 new markets, for a total of 26 markets in the US. This translates to 74 million customers.

AT&T is now reaching a greater audience with its 4G LTE network. With speeds topping out at 65 Mbps (this is before network congestion), this should be a great option for AT&T customers that happen to have LTE coverage.

Here are the new markets:

  • New York City metro area
  • Austin
  • Chapel Hill
  • Los Angeles
  • Oakland
  • Orlando
  • Phoenix
  • Raleigh
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose

Markets added in 2011

  • Athens, Ga.
  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Houston
  • Indianapolis
  • Kansas City
  • Las Vegas
  • Oklahoma City
  • San Antonio
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Washington, D.C.

Much like other carriers, AT&T is investing a substantial amount of effort and money in its 4G LTE network. AT&T will surely be adding many markets soon enough, and is expecting that its 4G LTE deployment to be largely complete by the end of 2013. Let’s see if AT&T can beat Verizon for it. They did promise the same.

Either way, I am now covered. Let’s hope some review units come this way soon enough. Are you living in one of these markets? Excited to try AT&T’s 4G LTE? We know many of our readers are not very fond of AT&T, so let us know what you think.

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AT&T 4G LTE Now Available in 26 Markets Including NYC Metro, San Francisco, Los Angeles

AT&T’s Blazing Fast 4G Speeds, Device Lineup, Apps Will Make for Best Customer Mobile Broadband Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5, 2012 — AT&T* customers are now enjoying blazing fast 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) speeds in 11 more markets, including New York City metro area, San Francisco and Los Angeles. This addition makes AT&T 4G LTE available in a total of 26 markets to 74 million consumers. John Stankey, President and Chief Executive Officer-AT&T Business Solutions, provided an update at Citi’s 22nd Annual Global Entertainment, Media and Telecommunications Conference in San Francisco.

New markets where AT&T 4G LTE is now available are: New York City metro area, Austin, Chapel Hill, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose.

The expansion adds to 15 AT&T 4G LTE markets launched in 2011: Athens, Ga.; Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Charlotte; Chicago; Dallas-Fort Worth; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Oklahoma City; San Antonio; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Washington, D.C.
“We’re building a 4G LTE network that’s blazing fast, and we offer dual layers of 4G technologies to provide customers with a more consistent speed experience,” said Stankey. “Our network, together with our unsurpassed 4G device portfolio and innovative applications, will give our customers an industry-leading mobile broadband experience.”

AT&T is the only U.S. carrier providing 4G using both HSPA+ and LTE technologies. HSPA+, when combined with enhanced backhaul, provides customers with access to 4G speeds — meaning AT&T customers get a faster and more consistent 4G experience on their compatible devices, even when outside of a 4G LTE area. Customers of other carriers that have transitioned to 4G LTE without further speed upgrades to their existing networks are likely to see a jarring drop-off in speeds when they move out of LTE coverage.
Another benefit of AT&T’s network strategy is that only AT&T’s network lets your iPhone 4S download three times faster.

AT&T’s mobile broadband service currently covers 284 million people and more than 90 percent of the population, including the top 100 U.S. markets.

AT&T expects its 4G LTE deployment to be largely complete by the end of 2013.

Via: Phandroid

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  • stenzor

    I wish the LTE roll-out was this fast in Canada.. right now it’s in like 3 cities

    • Matthew H

      What! There are more than 3 cities in Canada?? I thought everyone lived right next to the US border anyway. :)

      • stenzor

        Sorry, I meant igloo conventions. My bad

    • taketheleap

      Sometimes, it’s great to live in a city. I have friends that live in Northern Ontario (aka: Middle of Nowhere) and they still run on dial-up.

      … ok, not dial-up per se, the speed just feels like it.

  • d

    have att but 4gb so dont care about lte would just hit my limit faster. so who cares untill they have unlimited lte.

  • alexanderharri3

    They’ve still got a ways to go to catch up with Verizon, especially with the lump sum of money lost to T-Mobile. But at least they are continuing the expansion that they supposedly couldn’t do without T-Mobile’s spectrum.

  • mike

    Yeaaa i got 4G and i have a 2GB monthly cap lol

  • Marc’us H.

    Come onnnnn PHILLY!

  • Billy

    Woot!!! Austin is on the list!!! Although as long as VZW lets me keep my unlimited data it is unlikely that ATT will see me switch to the darkside.

    • LukeT32

      I think VZW would have to die before I switched to ATT.

  • shadowxof

    san diego has been available since november. They just didn’t announce til now. So far going strong, no black outs like VZW

  • Trinhbo

    I’m glad AT&T is adding to their LTE coverage but it’s such a TEASE that I live in a suburb just outside of Boston and cannot participate in the 65 Mbps speeds!!!

  • enoch161

    Remember that the 65Mbps speeds are the top speeds before congestion. If you hit those speeds, you just might be lucky.

    • Trinhbo

      My cousin in Atlanta gets around 60 Mbps. I’m so jealous.

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  • Starship

    It’s so easy to use data at 4g LTE. I’ve used 2gb in 6 days :-P Good thing I have grandfathered unlimited. I can’t go back to 3g. Sooo slow.

  • inerdtia

    Still no St Louis. So glad i left them for VZW. And what about the promised 14Mbsp speeds on HSPA+? Liars and thieves.

  • yankeesusa

    Maybe this is another reason why sprint seems to be moving pretty fast on their lte network. Can’t wait for sprint to keep upgrading.

  • iamXiV92a

    Sorry Sis, you have an iPhone 4S in L.A. – no LTE for you :-(

  • http://tinkerdad.blogspot.com xfaith

    SD has had it for a few months now, I have been waiting for my “upgrade” which is the 7th….. now to decide what to upgrade to. . It was going to be a skyrocket (currently have the captivate). but want to wait on the word of the Note, and get a feel for it just in case. I have no problems with my phone at the moment anyway..

    Either way I know whatever I buy next day something better will be out. :)