AT&T this morning announced an expansion of its fledgling 4G LTE network. New cities to receive the faster data (as opposed to that "other" 4G data, the slower HSPA+) include:

  • Wichita, Kan.
  • Gainesville, Fla.
  • Greensboro, N.C.
  • Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Burlington, N.C.
  • Buffalo, N.Y.

Charlotte, N.C., and Cleveland are seeing expanded LTE coverage as of today. AT&T's 4G LTE data is available on a number of Android smartphones, including the new Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X, among others.

Source: AT&T


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AT&T lights up several new cities with LTE data


Sometimes. I do find it interesting that they are announcing they have lit up certain area's since in Boca Raton LTE has been on for at least a month, and they are lighting up Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, yet they haven't announced anything involving Miami (when they announce that it covers the northern area's)

Some parts of FL are already lit up but they haven't announced it yet. Miami to West Palm Beach seems to have nearly seemless coverage so far and 16-25mbit speeds with a constant 8-10 upload

Yeah...AT&T press release clearly says Gainesville, GA. I know when most people hear Gainesville they automatically think Florida. I went to the University of Florida so I knew there was another Gainesville...but I still have a tendency to forget.

VZW has had LTE in Detroit and every suburb around it for a long time now... what's up AT&T. Hook me up.

Thing is, Verizon areas without LTE are terribly slow on CDMA, which is why they have an extra incentive to get LTE out there as fast as possible. But both companies are going to finish at the same time.

Yes and No. AT&T is faster in the 3&4G(HSPA+) areas than Verizon's CDMA. However, they lack statewide coverage here in Michigan and in the northern part of the state there is a huge area of EDGE only which runs at slower speeds than dial-up where as Verizon's 3G runs pretty good. In Lewiston, Gaylord , Alpena, and many other larger populated northern areas Verizon runs 700K - 2Mb/s which is not bad. In my opinion I think at the rate AT&T is going, they won't have nationwide LTE deployment until sometime in 2014-2016. There is just no way they will finish the same time as Verizon. Hope I am wrong:)

Northeast FL got lit up about two weeks ago and it hasn't gone away but they haven't announced it yet. Enjoying it on my HOX!!!

Can't believe AT&T hasn't lit up LTE in southeast Michigan yet. At the rate they are going, I don't believe they will have LTE rolled out nationwide until 2014-2016. Verizon's claim of having nationwide coverage by mid 2013 is long shot also. Look at Verizon's current LTE coverage map and how much is still 3G. They would have to have major expansions about every week to meet their current deadline. I hope AT&T gets more aggressive in the months to come!!