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AT&T Launches 14 New 4G LTE Markets Across America

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AT&T announced a few new 4G LTE markets this morning, spanning from North Carolina to Utah. In total, there are 14 new markets, as AT&T is pushing hard to apparently finish its LTE rollout as soon as possible. According to AT&T, they have invested almost $100 billion into the network across the country, with even more planned on being poured in by the end of 2015. To see the full list of new markets, look below. 

New Markets:

  • Yazoo City, Mississippi
  • Murray, Kentucky
  • Columbus , Mississippi
  • Logan, Utah
  • Rolla, Missouri
  • Waycross, Georgia
  • Morristown, Tennessee
  • Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Greenville, North Carolina
  • Abilene, Texas
  • Morehead City, North Carolina
  • Albemarle, North Carolina
  • Sandusky, Ohio
  • Vidalia, Georgia

Via: AT&T

  • VZW LTE? Joke.

    Probably a dead comment section by now…but for what it’s worth…just look at verizon’s “support” on this issue…https://community.verizonwireless.com/thread/798232

  • Andrew

    I just switched to AT&T from Verizon after 10 years with Big Red. I’m excited and nervous at the same time, but expanded LTE is good news to me.

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      I have both, and when AT&T has service (which is the majority of the places Verizon does, and more), it works much better – both 4G and LTE.

      • Andrew

        Yeah, Verizon LTE used to be great back when I had the Droid Charge (horrible phone). Now I’m lucky to get 2 MB down despite my constant 4G coverage. Finally got fed up with it.

  • VZW LTE? Joke.

    Meanwhile VZW is oversaturated in their LTE markets in any big city, such as NYC…3g is far more reliable than LTE in these areas.
    Google: LTE Midtown as an example, and just look at ALL the complaints. Somehow this has slipped by all media covering this stuff. VZ opens trouble tickets, resolves saying they are aware of the issue and have no roadmaps they can let customers know of (been over a year of over capacity issues ha)

    • Steve Ballmer

      Keep in mind there are still a lot of people on AT&T without LTE devices. Once the new iPhone gets released and those on the iPhone 4 and 4S upgrade, I’m sure it won’t take long for AT&T’s LTE speeds to take a big hit.

      • NexusPhan69

        Good thing T-Mobile will never have enough customers to become saturated!

        • MicroNix

          Actually you first need a network in order to saturate it.

          • VZW LTE? Joke

            Sadly though…at least in NYC…Tmobile performs far better at the moment (and has for awhile..including their HSPA vs VZ LTE).
            Recently, friend on tmobile hit ~12mbps HSPA ….my Verizon LTE…..~ 1.5mbps. And that’s normal, it wasn’t an isolated incident.

      • She_Beast

        Why would there be fewer people on AT&T with LTE-capable phones? They’ve got very similar devices to Verizon, so far as high-end phones go. All the Android flagships are LTE-capable, as well as iPhone 5. And Verizon has had the iPhone for 3 generations now, so there really shouldn’t be a big difference in the percentage on the integer-or-S cycle variation, should there?

        If anything, it’d be the lower-end phones that might not have LTE. I don’t really know anything about lower-end devices though.

        • Higher_Ground

          I would just assume the normal 2 year cycle of upgrades would have them behind VZW with % of LTE customers. They were a year late to the game. On top of that, VZW opened more markets faster, and few people are going to buy an LTE phone if they don’t have LTE in their area.
          The combination of greater coverage and the year or so headstart should give VZW a lot more customers (both as a % and in raw numbers).
          AT&T might have had the devices, but I’d wager they have had fewer altogether and with fewer markets over the last 2 years it seems like a safe inference. Just this time last year (9/6/2012) AT&T only had 60 markets, whereas VZW had over 370.

      • Torrey Shelton

        Actually all of the devices not on LTE are on HSPA+ which are still getting better speeds than Verizon LTE. I dont have LTE in my area and I get 6-12mbps over HSPA+ consistently. Im not complaining idc about LTE with these speeds especially cause im limited to 5GBs a month

        • Higher_Ground

          For the most part, you’re 100% right. I consistantly get 3G speeds (~1mbs, maybe up to 2-3) with 4G signal on VZW. The last 5 tests on speedtest.net were 0.56, 0.89, 1.15, 16.93, and 0.84. Only twice has it ever recorded over 5 Mbps.

          • Torrey Shelton

            Im calling BS on the 5mbps part. Vzw 3G evdo has a theoretical peak of 3.1Mbps there is no way you hit 5. There is actually no way you even hit 3mbps. That would have to be you standing inside of a tower with no one else connected. At&t hspa+ which is our 3.5G has a peak of 21mbps…

          • Higher_Ground

            Re-read my comment before posting if you’re trying to call me out.
            I said I get 3G speeds with 4G signal and then listed 4/5 test results (on 4G) with terrible speeds. Only twice (out of dozens of tests) has my 4G phone ever recorded “4G” speeds.

          • Torrey Shelton

            Sorry about that. I read and replied while I was running on the treadmill at the gym. My apologies

          • Higher_Ground

            LOL no worries, nice multitasking!

        • Ben

          Hopefully for you guys you’ll get the AWS network soon. The ME7 update for the GS4 patched in support for 1700/2100MHz LTE, and probably other devices have it or will soon.

        • ImmaDroid

          That may be true in your case, but Im on Verizon LTE and I consistently get higher data speeds than anyone I ever see on other carriers

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        Yeah… no. All the latest devices over the past couple years have had LTE.

        • Higher_Ground

          Not really. Go back 2 years (summer of 2011) and you’ll find DL articles for the Droid 3 (no LTE) the Droid X2 (no LTE) with reviews of the Droid Charge and Thunderbolt fresh in memory as the first LTE devices on VZW. At the same time AT&T had no LTE phones, and didn’t get their first LTE phone until November of 2011.

      • VZW LTE? Joke

        Verizon has the same 4/4s iphone users, on their 3g network (not LTE capable, and VZ doesn’t even have HSPA for the 4s users)…you could then argue that when those 4/4s users upgrade, then VZ is even more saturated…

    • ImmaDroid

      My VZW LTE speeds still kick ass.. Plus unlimited data, its hard for me to want to switch to any other carrier

      • VZW LTE? Joke

        And where are you located? These speed comments are really just in reference to obviously populated areas (just that no other carrier is suffering as much) – ie. San Fran, NYC, etc.

        • ImmaDroid

          In the Myrtle Beach SC area. Which isn’t as populated as a major city, but being one of the top vacation spots in the country we have 15 million visitors throughout the yr, which crowds the towers like a busy city. So its busy here. And I can pull speeds on average between 45mbps – 70mbps on the download. Upload 15-20mbps. I just checked At&t LTE map an it looks like they are in my area now. But not sure how they stack up. But I’ve got some of the highest LTE speeds I’ve ever seen

          • VZW LTE? Joke

            Yeah, I remember hitting high speeds ~1.5 years ago on VZ in NYC and SF. It’s gone so far downhill since then. I guess the worst part though, is VZ’s lack of acknowledgement that the problem even exists…no matter how you contact them (store, phone, tier 2 support, twitter, community forums, etc), or how many trouble tickets get filed, it’s always been something to the degree of: “There’s a problem? Let us investigate that for you!” …….silence……”Problem solved” ….not really….

          • ImmaDroid

            well hopefully you guys in bigger cities will get those small cells too soon to help distribute some of the large amount of people on the towers and speed up the service a bit until Aws is deployed. I use to live right outside New York City words more congested and yes the speeds were much slower than I have here. luckily I don’t have those issues here but it did take me awhile to get LTE After everyone Else had it