AT&T flips the 4G LTE switch in a handful of additional markets

Robert Nelson - Feb 28, 2013, 3:26pm CST
AT&T flips the 4G LTE switch in a handful of additional markets

AT&T has announced the latest 4G LTE expansion news. This latest includes new markets in Nebraska and Texas as well as expansions in previously existing markets in Arizona, Connecticut and Texas. Diving right in with the new markets, those include Lincoln, Nebraska as well as Lubbock, Texas and Austin, Texas with the latter including parts of Marble Falls, Burnet, Bertram and Round Mountain.

Moving over to the expansion in existing market and we begin with the Phoenix area. This coverage will now include parts of Avondale, Goodyear and Litchfield Park. Next up is dealing with Hartford County Connecticut which now includes parts of Avon, Bloomfield, Enfield, Farmington, Granby, New Britain, Simsbury, Suffield, West Hartford, Windsor and Windsor Locks. Last in terms of the expanded coverage deals with the Corpus Christi area in Texas. AT&T notes that 4G LTE coverage is now available in parts of Port Aransas, Mustang Island, Portland, Gregory, Odem, Five Points, and Bluntzer.

Bottom line, this is just another piece of the AT&T LTE network being filled out. We suppose those in any of these listed markets will be rather happy that they can make the move from 3G to LTE. This of course means that if you are in any of those areas and not carrying a handset with LTE support, now may be a good time to start considering that next upgrade — which hopefully you will be able to get sooner rather than later.

Otherwise, AT&T is still touting themselves as having the nation’s largest 4G network. It was said that this now offers coverage for 288 million people. Remember though, the AT&T 4G network is actually comprised of 4G HSPA+ and 4G LTE connectivity so speeds may vary depending on which you have. Also worth noting, AT&T allows “most” smartphone users free access to the 32,000 plus AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots across the country.

[via AT&T]

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