AT&T 4G LTE coverage rolling out to 12 new markets starting in AprilAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Own an AT&T 4G LTE-enabled device but your particular city doesn't yet have access to AT&T LTE? That may be changing soon, as the carrier has announced that it'll be expanding its LTE coverage to 12 new markets starting next month. No specific launch dates have been given just yet, but AT&T says that the launches are set to begin in April and extend into May and "the early summer." Here's the list of markets that'll soon be gaining AT&T LTE:
- Naples, Fla.
- Bloomington, Lafayette and Muncie, Ind.
- Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La.
- St. Louis, Mo.
- Staten Island in New York City
- Akron, Canton and Cleveland, Ohio
- Bryan-College Station, Texas
Overall it looks like a nice mix of cities from the Midwest and East. Again, AT&T hasn't said exactly when these markets will be gaining 4G LTE coverage, but I'm sure that folks in those markets with AT&T LTE products are happy this morning anyway. We'll be sure to let you know when we hear more about AT&T's LTE rollout. Until then, you can kill some time by perusing AT&T's official press release below.
AT&T 4G LTE Coming Soon to St. Louis
More customers can look forward to ultra-fast mobile Internet on the latest LTE device
ST. LOUIS, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* plans to roll out 4G LTE in St. Louis soon, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology and faster mobile Internet speeds.
St. Louis customers will see several benefits from AT&T 4G LTE, including:
Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Customers will be able to stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.
Cool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note™, HTC One X, and Pantech Element™ tablet.
Faster response time. LTE technology offers lower latency, or the processing time it takes to move data through a network, such as how long it takes to start downloading a webpage or file once you've sent the request. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming, two-way video calling and telemedicine.
More efficient use of spectrum. Wireless spectrum is a finite resource, and LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating more space to carry data traffic and services and to deliver a better network experience.
"AT&T customers in St. Louis can look forward to even faster mobile Internet speeds very soon, on our leading lineup of smartphones and devices," said Nancy Garvey, AT&T's vice president and general manager for the Greater Midwest Region. "We're excited to bring St. Louis all that 4G LTE has to offer. Our teams will be working hard across the city toward our upcoming launch."
AT&T's 4G Network
In addition to St. Louis, AT&T 4G LTE is also coming to Naples, Fla; Bloomington, Lafayette and Muncie, Ind.; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La.; Akron, Canton and Cleveland, Ohio; Bryan-College Station, Texas; and Staten Island in New York City. These launches are scheduled for April, May and into the early summer.
AT&T customers have access to the nation's largest 4G network, covering nearly 250 million people. Even as 4G LTE expands, AT&T customers are able to enjoy widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G speeds on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you're on a much slower 3G network.
Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. Deployment ongoing. 4G LTE device and data plan required. Up to 10x claim compares 4G LTE download speeds to industry average 3G download speeds. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G speeds not available everywhere. Learn more at att.com/network.
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