AT&T

Another weekly LTE expansion pushing towards nationwide availability

AT&T announced a couple of weeks back that it had hit a pretty big milestone of 365 total LTE markets, but that doesn't mean that the nation's second-largest carrier is slowing its rollout. This week 13 additional markets (and four expansions) are coming online with the newest high-speed technology. Users in the following markets with an LTE device and the proper provisioning on their account should see the network live now:

  • Moultrie, GA
  • Tifton, GA
  • Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • Mayfield, KY
  • Paducah, KY
  • Tupelo, MS
  • Corning, NY
  • Springfield, OH
  • Longview, TX
  • Marshall, TX
  • Tyler, TX
  • Stevens Point, WI
  • Whitewater-Lake Geneva, WI

That gives AT&T a total of 383 LTE-enabled markets.

 
There are 23 comments

artlu629 says:

This makes me miss LTE more and more.

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wsmather says:

This is exactly the issue that is preventing me from jumping on the Nexus 4 sale right now. How much would I miss my LTE? Can you offer any details into the difference in your experience without LTE? Thanks

icebike says:

The difference is when you drive out of range of LTE and your page load times go back to "normal".

I made the switch and for me the difference hasn't been that noticeable. But why get the old Nexus 4 when the new one should be out in a couple of months for only 100 bucks more. LTE will most likely be available so why not just wait?

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artlu629 says:

I don't use data much but when I need to use navigation or check up on my sports, you can see the difference. I'll say LTE is almost twice as fast as HSPA on AT&T.

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IBM Kid says:

We just got limited LTE coverage in the town i go to college at. Basically just covers the part of campus near my dorm. Hopefully they do a full rollout soon.

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KineticMD says:

Still no LTE in Erie, PA. 4th largest city in the state and just about every sizable population center in Pennsylvania has AT&T's LTE. Wonder what the hold up is...

That is strange as the larger cities in PA have LTE (so it is not a State issue) and Buffalo and Clevelenad both have LTE (so probably not a location issue).

Maybe someone in Erie is making LTE installation difficult?

I was thinking the same thing, probably a zoning/permission/local govt. issue preventing things from happening...

icebike says:

I doubt that, since they hang LTE on the same towers as the existing service. (It doesn't even require new antennas, just new electronics in the shed below the tower).

If anything its a backhaul issue, with LTE demanding more fiber to the tower than they may have readily available.

sting7k says:

I live in the second largest city in MD and no LTE here. It's 10 miles south and 15 miles east of me right now.

CEaton says:

Frederick, MD here too, can't believe we don't have it yet either.

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geoff5093 says:

I haven't seen AT&T announce it, but their LTE service in New Hampshire has expanded greatly, and covers pretty much the entire south/southeast portion of the state.

ridie1389 says:

Are you serious?! I wish I stayed on AT&T now... Ugh

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dswatson83 says:

If only it wasn't $10/gig, I might care. Faster is better, but i'm always searching for wifi anyway when using things that consume bandwidth like streaming video because of the stupid per gig charges.

ridie1389 says:

Its actually more like $15/GB for most phones. And most are capped at 2GB. Which sucks more

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Yep. That's why I got rid of AT&T. Unlimited data is necessary in today's world imo.

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BoB16731 says:

Here in Springfield we have lte for an while glad to see its on the list finally

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pac0naut says:

And still no LTE where I live, even on Big Red.

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Nevets68 says:

I'm in Northern New Jersey. The town I live in....part of it has LTE...and of course where I am..it doesn't.

Guapo104 says:

They need to do a full roll out in Bergen County. Only part of the county has LTE. BC is right next to NYC and has over a million people... Come on AT&T...

TheIowaKid says:

Des Moines IA and West Des Moines IA are in the final stages. The network was actually down for a few days while they were making the upgrade. I got a $50 service credit for the outage. They said LTE should be turned on around the 31st or very soon after.

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urbhusker says:

Hope you're right IowaKid. Have a friend that left AT&T for Sprint a little over a year ago and he cannot believe they (Sprint)are still on 3g but he says he's read that Sprint will have LTE in DSM by October. AT&T needs to beat Sprint to LTE as we have a friendly little wager. But ,as usual, I will believe it when I see it. Any idea if DSM & WDM means the entire metro? Including Urbandale, Johnston, Ankeny, etc?