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AT&T to roll out LTE/4G to 50 New US Regions by Year's End

Authored by: Kris Carlon — Aug 21, 2013

While LTE may be pretty widespread across the good ol' U. S. of A. there are still vast swathes of country that are not covered by the blazing fast network access speeds. Many of these areas lie in remote regions like Alaska and parts of Texas, but the people who live in these regions are just as deserving of good network speeds as any other American citizen. So it's great to hear that AT&T will be bringing the LTE network to 50 more of these areas by the end of the year.

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AT&T's data coverage map may look impressive but it still has gaps. / © AndroidPIT

The press release claims AT&T now have the most reliable LTE network with the highest success rate for delivering mobile content across nationwide 4G LTE networks. This planned expansion into far-flung corners of the country will only increase AT&T's American reach and undoubtedly win them a few more customers. Having lived in remote areas myself, I know how obvious a choice it is when one carrier offers something no one else does.

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Zoomed in it's easy to see the disparity between San Francisco's 4G LTE coverage and Fairbanks'. / © AndroidPIT

AT&T's 4G LTE network was voted America's fastest in PC Magazine's 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks study, which compared 30 markets across the country, and AT&T nabbed the top spot in all six regions from coast to coast. AT&T currently provides their data services to approximately 225 million Americans, and by the end of this year should supply 4G LTE to 270 million citizens.

The areas getting 4G LTE are:

Fairbanks, AK Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Battle Creek, MI Jacksonville, NC Longview, TX
Dothan, AL Twin Falls, ID Jackson, MI Fargo, ND-MN Marshall, TX
Selma, AL Lewiston, ID-WA Joplin, MO Elmira, NY San Angelo, TX
Redding, CA Decatur, IL Poplar Bluff, MO Utica-Rome, NY Tyler, TX
Durango, CO Kankakee-Bradley, IL Rolla, MO Portsmouth, OH Port Angeles, WA
Pueblo, CO Peoria, IL Brookhaven, MS Sandusky, OH Appleton, WI
Tifton, GA Paducah, KY-IL McComb, MS East Stroudsburg, PA Fond du Lac, WI
Waycross, GA Alexandria, LA Natchez, MS-LA Pottsville, PA Oshkosh-Neenah, WI
Kauai, HI Lake Charles, LA Kalispell, MT Abilene, TX Gillette, WY
The Big Island, HI Lewiston-Auburn, ME Greenville, NC Amarillo, TX Sheridan, WY

Do you live in one of the affected areas? Are you looking forward to 4G LTE speeds by New year's Eve?

Via: Engadget Source: AT&T

Kris Carlon comes to the AndroidPIT Editorial Team via a lengthy period spent traveling and relying on technology to keep him in touch with the outside world. He joined the Android community while resurfacing in civilization back in 2010 and has never looked back, using technology to replace his actual presence in other people's lives ever since. He can usually be found juggling three phones at once and poring over G+ posts, Reddit and RSS feeds.

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