AT&T expands 4G LTE network to Florida and North Carolina

AT&T announced today that is has expanded its 4G LTE network to new markets in Florida and North Carolina. With a good roster of LTE-enabled devices to come, including the Samsung Galaxy Note and the Nokia Lumia 900, the carrier had better ramp up its efforts to light up its LTE coverage.

The new markets in Florida include Tampa, St. Petersberg, Sarasota, and Bradenton areas, whereas in North Carolina the network will be hitting the Durham area. AT&T had earlier last month lit up its LTE networks in New York, San Francisco, and several other markets. Overall, AT&T now has LTE covered in 28 markets.

It still lags far behind Verizon, which the last we could keep count of, had already way surpassed its 178 market target for 2011 and is still continuing at an unreleting pace to light up new markets. The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note is due out February 19 followed shortly by the Nokia Lumia 900, both of which tout AT&T's 4G LTE capability. We got hands-on with both devices, so make sure to check those out.