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AT&T Launches Several New 4G LTE Markets, 11 States Affected

AT&T launched a big list of new 4G LTE markets this morning, opening up about 20 new markets across the US, including Puerto Rico. San Bernardino County in So-Cal has a few new markets to show off, while Michigan also got a hearty serving of improved mobile data speeds.

AT&T is now right on Verizon’s heels in terms of the number of LTE markets available, and with all of the talks now surrounding LTE-Advanced, 2014 and 2015 should be a couple of great years for data speed. 

The full list of new markets can be found below.

New Markets

  • El Centro and Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.
  • Jasper, Ind.
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Danville, Richmond and Somerset, Ky.
  • Cadillac and Niles-Benton Harbor, Mich.
  • Tunica, Miss.
  • East Liverpool, Ohio
  • Erie and New Castle. Pa.
  • Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian, Fajardo and Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Barre and Burlington, Vt.
  • Wheeling, W.Va.
  • La Crosse, Wis.
Via: AT&T
  • ki11ak3nn

    I got 4G coverage with Verizon where I’m at, but at the speed of T-Mobile’s 3G or even HSPA+. I thought the point of having 4G was for it to be fast?? Am I right??

  • Mike

    According to AT&T’s coverage map they have also got LTE up here in Eureka/Arcata California. Yeah, only 13 months after Verizon launched it up here and 5 months after U.S. Cellular launched it up here its about dang time AT&T got it up here. I’m still going to keep Verizon though, Verizon has LTE all up highway 101 and a lot better voice coverage up here than AT&T has. But, its nice to know AT&T is still thinking about us, now all we need LTE from is T-Mobile and Sprint up here

  • Mike Aurin

    I was going to comment about how I was getting tired of reading the “New LTE markets light up in *Insert City*” until I read the comments of people saying how they still don’t get LTE coverage in their neck of the woods. I’ve been using LTE on Verizon since the OG Droid Razr came out and I haven’t been off of 4G from Miami all the way to Jacksonville since. Move to Florida, guys. We have the coverage!

  • erikbirk

    Still no Clyde, Ohio!

  • Alex Boro

    NJ gets no love?

  • PhilD41

    “2014 and 2015 should be a couple of great years for data speed.” How fast to you really need to be able to chew up 250MB? Yeah, I know, that was Verizon. Still the caps make the speed rather irrelevant.

  • paul_cus

    East Liverpool?

    • Ej McCarty

      Right by me in Youngstown 🙂

  • Roubaix

    Still not in my area. Middle Nebraska

    • duke69111

      Omaha, Omaha, Omaha, Omaha.

      • Roubaix

        Wow, that’s original. Hear that wherever I go. I consider Omaha part of Iowa.

        • duke69111

          Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. It was the first thought that popped into my head.

          • Roubaix

            That’s cool, at least they’re getting some recognition. Watch NU start using the OMAHA call. Wouldn’t surprise me. Then again I am not a Husker fan.

    • coh303

      I’ve gone from Wayne down to McCook and I get pretty solid LTE during the whole drive. But I bet that central area where the population is even less gets pretty damn spotty

      • Roubaix

        I live in Kearney, the VZW 4g is good. Still gets dropped sometimes. As for ATT, I would have to switch over to Viaero and around here they are terrible. Once you walk inside of a building it all but disappears. Would love to see T-Mo or ATT actually come to town.

        • coh303

          Yea NE is like the only state in America that has literally no Att coverage. That goes back to when Alltel was the only carrier that worked, before VZW bought them out.

  • Cesar

    “AT&T is now right on Verizon’s heels in terms of the number of LTE markets available”

    And that’s precisely why I hate Verizon’s ads. The newest one shows off coverage maps for the big 4, but it’s clear that AT&T, T-Mo, and Sprint’s maps are way outdated.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      Welcome to how businesses do business, sadly.

    • capecodty

      Yeah I think it says June 2013 in the small print in those ads. I carried both a Verizon and AT&T phone for month. In city and suburbs of MA I get better lte coverage with straight talk (att).

      • Jarred Sutherland

        Verizon still thinks we have LTE out here because their coverage map says so. The only LTE I get is on AT&T, which is why I am with them.

        • Voltism

          half of my town I don’t even get 3g. hell half of it I don’t even get 1x.

          • TheBlueYoshi

            My town tewksbury ma with verizon half time I’m on 3G with 1-3 bars and half time on 3G the speed is 0.10mbps and other half its 0.30-0.50mbps

    • Nick

      And as if AT&T’s “99% of all Americans covered” is any better… Their moderate coverage is a joke, actually most of their maps are a joke. I’m not saying Verizon doesn’t have these areas. When I traveled with att into their moderate zones it was awful. Often Verizon having > -85bdm signal wise. From what my family members say, it hasn’t improved either.

  • Disqus_n00b

    I don’t care so much about speed, give me coverage!

    30MB vs 5MB doesn’t matter if you can’t stream video due to data caps.

    The real test should be – how often do you lose coverage and drop to non-data zones?

    • MistaButters

      And no data caps wouldn’t matter if you have no bandwidth. Try streaming anything of quality over 3G.

  • ddowner001

    Yah Vermont Wooohooo!