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AT&T Lights Up Six New 4G LTE Markets

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AT&T is making a few more customers happy this morning, launching six new 4G LTE markets across this great country of ours. The markets, spanning from Oregon to North Carolina, bring AT&T’s grand total of LTE market offerings, at least to my calculations, to 600+.

With that, AT&T is easily ahead of the other top three carriers in the US, including Verizon. However, Verizon has already stated they intend to launch an LTE-only device in the first half of 2016, which should be an interesting time for US consumers in the smartphone ecosystem.

For a look at the newest LTE markets from AT&T, look below. 

  • Hinesville, GA
  • Decatur, IN
  • Hutchinson, KS
  • Easton, MD
  • Rockingham, NC
  • Grants Pass, OR

Does this light up affect any of you fine folks?

Via: AT&T
  • Nick

    Att finally allows their full us map to show LTE coverage at all zoom levels. Definitely not ahead of Verizon. Agreed, they may not update it for every laucnh. But with LTE coverage being a big deal, and Verizon gathering their map comparison data from that (granted not the most up to date), you know they do.

    • Tojen1981

      Lte is really only a big deal on a cdma carrier. 3g/hspa+ is more than capable of filling in the gaps on gsm providers without any noticeable slowdowns in network performance.

  • Yay

    Yay! Thank you for adjusting the state abbreviations from the previous format. Much more readable :)

  • jasenm

    Anyone else find it weird that we are still reading about AT&T firing up new LTE markets but yet we never read about VZW firing up new markets? Does VZW really have that big of a gap on the competition?? Just curious.

    • MistaButters

      Did Verizon have that big of a gap?

      Yes, Verizon was lightyears ahead of AT&T.

      Does Verizon have that big of a gap now?

      No. Read the article.

      • Dan

        bah, I have Verizon 4G in places that are so far from anywhere you can’t call them a market let alone a town. Verizon just stopped bragging about every little podunk “town” they lit up. So I don’t know how it was determined how AT&T was ahead, nothing real to go on, just marketing.

    • flosserelli

      VZW is too busy trying to figure out how to squeeze more money from their customers to increase profits, and avoid spending anything to improve their network.

  • Jerry

    The little town of Lebanon VA got it a couple weeks ago, was surprised

  • cornflahkes

    AT&T: Where We Count Each Tower As It’s Own Market™

  • James Polk

    I live in an MSA with 175k ppl, a public university with 13k students, and a major (5 plants) presence of a fortune 100 company, etc etc etc, and still no LTE from AT&T. This list (like most others in the past months) has no MSAs over about 110k. Makes me assume there are some hidden exclusivity agreements with other carriers like US Cellular…

  • Diablo81588

    I thought Verizon was done with their LTE rollout? How could ATT have more markets?

    • butThanksThough

      Not sure how markets are calculated. Theoretically you could call Brookhaven a separate market because it is a separate “city” but everyone knows it is still just Atlanta.

    • Bootleg Zani

      I’m lost as well. How are they ahead of Verizon?

  • besweeet

    Compared to T-Mobile (for simple comparison purposes):
    – Hinesville, GA: 3G
    – Decatur, IN: 2G
    – Hutchinson, KS: 2G
    – Easton, MD: 2G
    – Rockingham, NC: 2G
    – Grants Pass, OR: 4G

    • David Stevens

      - Where I Am: LTE
      – Where you are: bent over by your carrier

      • besweeet

        Oh?

      • butThanksThough

        I hope you never have to travel or move very far from the top 10 largest metros. Otherwise…

        • David Stevens

          I dont choose a carrier based on “what if.” it works well every where I go.

          • butThanksThough

            But it doesn’t work well for many here and obviously a lot of people in the US.

            You can QQ about peoples financial choices all you want but at the end of the day people buy what works best for them. This isn’t North Korea, we can have our networks that work everywhere and you can have one that requires WiFi for data outside a 1 mile radius from the city’s center.

          • David Stevens

            Its ok. You can continue to be bent over while I enjoy unlimited data for half the cost of your family share plan.

          • flosserelli

            Lmao. I’d be butthurt too if I was still getting reamed by VZW.

    • T-Blow

      3/4 of the T-Schmo coverage area in Missouri is like that, if you can even get a signal at all, which you can’t in 50% of MO

  • Jared Denman

    Supposedly they are finished rolling out LTE here in Indianapolis, but I’m constantly switching to hspa all the time.

    • Mathew Colburn

      Interesting… For comparison sake, I’ve had both VZW and T-Mobile (currently) in Indy and I can’t think of one spot that I’ve NOT had LTE going in any direction and to any real immediate suburb. In fact, I typically get my fastest speeds outside of the Indy metro area in Avon or Greenwood. On VZW in Avon I was up around 50Mbps and on T-Mobile I think it was around 25Mbps.

      • Jared Denman

        Agree I use Verizon for work and never drop LTE hardly. I used to have Tmobile a few months ago and it was superb within the 465 loop. Once I got out of indy towards new palestine or North by zionsville I would drop to edge and sometimes not even have service.

        • Mathew Colburn

          Yeah, I luckily don’t go too far outside of the loop but the rare times I do, I notice a drop down to Edge. The good thing for me, is it’s so rare that it doesn’t affect me at all so T-Mobile works great for me. If I had to travel a lot I don’t think I’d have them but that’s an IF depending on many circumstances. I currently love T-Mobile though and I think if I had to switch, ATT would probably be my next choice.