AT&T has been on a tear lately with their LTE network expansion and overhaul, and tonight they have made yet another big announcement. The company will be lighting up LTE in five new markets, expanding existing coverage in eight others, and has announced a big list of locations scheduled to get LTE data coverage by the end of 2013.

AT&T 4G LTE currently covers over 225 million people in 370 markets, and with tonights news, they should be covering nearly 270 million people in 400 markets by the end of 2013. Verizon may have had quite the head start, but nobody can say AT&T is resting on their laurels.

Your lists are after the break.

New LTE Markets:

  • Ruston, LA
  • New Bern, NC
  • State College, PA
  • Georgetown, SC
  • Jayuya, PR

Markets getting expanded coverage:

  • Atlanta, GA expansion (Putnam County)
  • Baton Rouge, LA expansion
  • Lafayette, LA expansion (St. Martin Parish)
  • Shreveport, LA expansion (north & south)
  • Oxford, MS expansion (Panola County, Lafayette County)
  • Albany, NY expansion (Delmar, Troy)
  • San Juan, PR expansion
  • Guayama, PR expansion

Markets slated for LTE coverage by the end of 2013:

Fairbanks, AK Brookhaven, MS                             
 Dothan, AL McComb, MS
Selma, AL Natchez, MS-LA
Redding, CA Kalispell, MT
Durango, CO Greenville, NC
Pueblo, CO Jacksonville, NC
Tifton, GA Fargo, ND-MN
Waycross, GA Elmira, NY
Kauai, HI Utica-Rome, NY
The Big Island, HI Portsmouth, OH
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Sandusky, OH
Twin Falls, ID East Stroudsburg, PA
Lewiston, ID-WA Pottsville, PA
Decatur, IL Abilene, TX
Kankakee-Bradley, IL Amarillo, TX
Peoria, IL Longview, TX
Paducah, KY-IL Marshall, TX
 Alexandria, LA San Angelo, TX
Lake Charles, LA Tyler, TX
Lewiston-Auburn, ME Port Angeles, WA
Battle Creek, MI Appleton, WI
Jackson, MI Fond du Lac, WI
Joplin, MO Oshkosh-Neenah, WI
 Poplar Bluff, MO Gillette, WY
Rolla, MO Sheridan, WY