AT&T Rolls Out 4G LTE In 15 New Markets, Expands 4 Regions
AT&T Wireless is continue to endlessly expand and improve its 4G LTE network. The company on Friday announced 15 new 4G LTE markets and also announced the expansion of four already-live location.
Ten of the 15 markets went live on Friday while five of the markets went live earlier in the week. To date, AT&T has rolled out 4G mobile data service to 124 markets throughout the United States.
AT&T is spending $14 billion to build a stronger, faster, and future-proofed mobile data network. When the plan is completed, $8 billion will have been used to deliver 4G LTE to more than 250 million US residents.
This week the high-speed mobile data network launched in the following cities: Boise, ID; Boulder, CO; Bowling Green and Lexington, KY; Harrisburg and Lancaster, PA; Hartford and New Haven, CT; Ogden, UT; and Providence, RI. Green Bay, WI; Melbourne, FL; Oxford, MS; Springfield, MA; and Tuscon, AZ gained access on Tuesday, while the coverage has been expanded in Middlesex County, NJ; Phoenix, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT; and Los Angeles, CA.
AT&T plans to reach its 4G LTE goals by the end of 2013. By 2014, the cellular provider predicts 300 million people will have access to its high speed mobile data network.
The race for mobile data dominance continues as Verizon Wireless rolled out 29 US markets this week. T-Mobile has also been increasing its foothold, launching 14 markets.
Unlike AT&T and Verizon, T-Mobile is relying on a slower HSPA+ variant. While T-Mobile calls its network 4G, many critics have chosen the 3.5G moniker in its place.