LTE coverage now live in 3 new markets, expanding in 11 more

AT&T has launched its LTE network in three new markets today, which puts its total number of markets over 400, covering almost 240 million people nationwide. Those three lucky markets pushing the total to 400 are:

  • Alexander City, Alabama
  • Concord, New Hampshire
  • Jamestown, New York

On top of these new markets, AT&T says that it has also expanded LTE coverage in 11 more markets around the country:

  • Fresno, California
  • San Francisco, California
  • Stockton, California
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Springfield, Missouri
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Houston, Texas
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Charleston, West Virginia

AT&T (just like the other carriers) still has lots of work to do to get its coverage to everyone in the US, but crossing over the 400 market mark is a big deal.

Source: AT&T


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AT&T launches 400th LTE market, covering almost 240 million people


Going fantastic here thanks for checking in. How's that limited data working for ya att?

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SO glad I switched from Sprint to AT&T!!! Never looked back. If you can switch, do yourself the favor and dump Sprint...

YES! I switched over when the One launched and have been so much happier with ATT! Was with sprint for 3 years and the only thing that was nice was the unlimited data, but with how slow it was on 3G and 4G(if I happened to find it...), it wasn't worth it. And with a student discount, my ATT bill is only about a dollar more.

Coming from Verizon PST paid to AT&T prepaid this is great news. Saving lots of money and haven't even felt the difference.

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I think for people who need broad LTE coverage ( more inclusive than t-mobile )
AIO Wireless and GoPhone are the best LTE deals out there.

To Still1, it's on in Ankeny, Urbandale, Waukee, downtown DSM, Altoona that I know of. My phone switched to LTE last night. Speeds still suck though.

Well that doesn't mean 240 million people are actively using AT&T... they have about 110 million customers. The 240 million people figure is the number of people in the US who have access to AT&T services if they wanted them.

Chiming in here from Erie, PA (represent!!).

I've got LTE with T-Mobile, and it's wicked fast! On another note: Jamestown, NY? Is AT&T just lighting up single sites in small towns/cities to boost their market count? Surprising to see they'd cover Jamestown before Erie...

Ha! I was born in Jamestown, and I don't understand that either. Everyone in Jamestown drives to Erie to shop because Chautauqua Mall isn't exactly cuttin' the mustard out there.

Is crossing 400 markets really a big deal?

What percent of its user base does this equate to?
How many people?

A "market" is a pretty arbitrary yardstick.

Well, it means AT&T covers 240 million people in the US with LTE. Considering that there are about 310 million people in the US, that means AT&T roughly covers 75% of the US with LTE. If we also assume (big assumption) that AT&T's user base is equally distributed among all people in the US, you can say that about 75% of its users have access to LTE if they have a handset.


Hey sprint, you seeing this? 3G is archaic.


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