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AT&T Launches Another Big List of 4G LTE Markets


This morning, AT&T announced a big list of new 4G LTE markets throughout the country, even expanding its reach up to the Fairbanks metropolitan area in Alaska. That makes it the third LTE market in Alaska on AT&T’s network, right after Anchorage and Juneau.

Check out the full list of new markets down below. 

New Markets:

  • Maysville, Kentucky
  • Galesburg, Illinois
  • Madisonville, Kentucky
  • Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
  • St. Joseph, Missouri
  • Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Cumberland, Maryland
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Big Spring , Texas
  • St. Cloud, Minnesotta
  • Macomb, Illinois
  • Peoria, Illinois

Via: AT&T

  • Craig

    As a resident of Anchorage, I can say AT&T’s LTE is crap compared to Verizon’s. I have both (work and personal) and consistently in populated areas Verizon beat’s AT&T for Mbps.
    At my parents house in Fairbanks, 10 miles north of town, Verizon had 15Mbps LTE, and AT&T had 5Mbps LTE (LTE has been in Fairbanks since this summer, no idea what the big announcement is about).

    • Adamania

      I suppose it all depends on where you live. Verizon is lucky to get anything around 15 Mbps here, but AT&T (the carrier I have) seems to average around there. I have even gotten 35 Mbps a time or two.

  • besweeet

    If anybody happens to be wondering how this list stacks up against T-Mobile: http://pastebin.com/TAByF62S

    Slightly disappointing, but not a problem if you don’t ever plan on visiting the 2G or roaming areas.

  • Adamania

    Hey, I live in Minesotta*!

    • terrorist96


  • Hothfox

    So far I’m pleased with my AT&T GoPhone plan’s coverage. 20mbps download speeds here in my office today. The test will be tomorrow evening when I visit my parents in Middle-of-Nowhere, NY. We had AT&T service for our phones maybe 10 years ago, and it sucked (think having to stand out at the end of the driveway to make a phone call), so we left for Verizon. I’ll be interested to see how much it’s improved since.

    • A.Miller

      Please let us know.

      • Hothfox

        Well, turns out.. it hasn’t. I still can’t get service at their house. I think they’re just in a GSM deadzone (Verizon is the only one that works). If you go further up the road I have H.

  • Dustin Carney

    Still none near me… But when I call I get told i have lte…

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Just NUKED VZW yesterday and ported my number to AT&T Go Phone $60 plan. Why? Nexus 5 of course. Felt weird killing off my HTC One like that but it should fetch me a fair amount on Swappa.

    So far so good on At&t. I don’t think I’ll ever sign another contract again. And Loving my Nexus 5.

  • Morbid138

    They never expand Los Angeles!

  • SplashMTN

    Moving to AT&T at the end of this month. I was originally getting a Nexus 5, but looks like I’m going with the G2. I’ll probably pick up a Nexus 5 sometime next year.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Why next year? If you’re getting the G2?

      • SplashMTN

        I’ll probably pick it up if they have another price drop like they did this year. Then again, that might not happen because I believe the Nexus 5 appeals to a wider audience than the Nexus 4. I’m sure I’ll be happy with the G2 for the entire length of my contract, but I love me some vanilla android too.

    • panzerapple

      In my case I left vzw for the Nexus 4 and brought another line with me. I agree that it affects more then vzw would like to think

    • michael arazan

      Get a Nexus 5 now and wait to get a G2 when it comes down in price in 6 months seems more logical and cost effective

      • SplashMTN

        I won’t have the cash for another week and don’t want to wait and additional 2-4 weeks for it to ship. Plus, from what I’m hearing the Nexus 5’s battery life and camera are less than stellar and those are two really important things to me in a phone.

  • MK17

    I have a feeling with so many leaving Verizon over the Nexus 5 (yes, I realize it is mostly Droid Life readers, but it does show that the people in the know realize that AT&T service is plenty acceptable) and with the huge push off AT&T to provide more LTE we might see a flip flop in the next 5 years.

    • Omar Amer

      problem with verizon is their rather self contained approval process for devices and updates. it gets in the way of companies like google, samsung, LG, and motorola updating devices on their network in a timely fashion. Most people would just trust the device manufacturer to update the device quickly than wait a couple months for the same update from verizon.

      • p0k3y

        And CDMA. Most VZW phones are useless overseas.

        • Chris Brunetto

          Most of the older ones maybe. I had no trouble using my VZW Galaxy SIII when I studied abroad in Austria. Hell, I even had HSPA+ to boot.

    • j

      the nexus line is a minute blip on the radar in the smartphone market and carrier wars. affects are negligible.

      • Hothfox

        I wanna downvote this, but it’s largely true. I think Android blog readers forget that we represent a small subset of total Android users. A lot probably wanted a smartphone, thought the iPhone was too expensive, and bought whatever the Verizon/AT&T/etc. rep told them was a good phone at the time. I know that’s why my sister has the Android phone she has. They maybe only get their sites set on a specific Android phone after they’ve seen enough commercials for it, or enough of their friends have it. Yes, the Nexus 5 sold out, and is back ordered, but I bet it was from like-minded Android enthusiasts, not your every day consumer. It’s not like an iPhone sell out where everyone and anyone knows what an iPhone is, and sees the commercials and 10 other people they know have one, so they’ll just get one too. I was literally the ONLY person who had come into my AT&T store (it’s almost the only one in my area) with a Nexus 5, and devices had been in hands for at least 2 or 3 days at that point, if that tells you anything.

        And again, the VZW hate is probably largely centered around us Android blog users who keep up to date on the announcements and plan changes and lack of devices. The general consumer probably feels that, yes, their bill is too high and keeps increasing, but what are they going to do? Switch to AT&T where they’ll face the same problem? Rely on prepaid (stigma attached)? They’ll just stay with Verizon because it’s reliable. Basically no one (again, thinking average consumers) is going to switch networks for a device.

        • A.Miller

          What’s the stigma associated with prepaid?

          • Hothfox

            I always figured it was kinda unreliable. It’s not.

  • Guest

    Just need

  • Bill Hill

    LG G2 🙂

  • Justin W

    Still none in Sioux Falls, SD 🙁