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AT&T Turns on LTE in 7 New Cities, Many More To Come By The End Of 2012

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As someone who owns an AT&T phone, this is really exciting news. AT&T just announced this morning that they turned on their LTE network in 7 new cities but also announced that many more would receive this blazing fast network speed by the end of 2012 (possibly early 2013 too). Some of the notable things is that all of Hawaii will now be covered along with Michigan and Ohio finally getting some decent markets. When the Michigan ones launch, I’ll be sure to let you know how fast it is compared to the current speeds we have right now. In the mean time, hopefully you’re one of the lucky ducks that just got their LTE markets turned on. Here’s the 7 cities they launched this morning:

  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • Modesto, California
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Bakersfield, California
  • Syracuse, New York

Anyone around these cities able to compare speeds yet? I’ve seen many cases where people have said that there speeds have went from 300kb/s to 15 – 30mbp/s after LTE was launched in their city. Whatever the case, will this encourage you to use your phone as your Wi-Fi instead of your home internet if you were to get these types of speeds? I usually use my phone as my main Internet connection anyway, so having 30mbp/s would be a huge bonus. Still, AT&T plans to launch more LTE markets by the end of 2012. Again, the most notable ones I would say would be that AT&T will be covering all of Hawaii with LTE and then will be bringing more to Ohio and Michigan. Here’s the LTE cities we can expect by the end of 2012:

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Sacramento, California
  • Salinas-Seaside-Monterey, California
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Hawaii (the whole state)
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • Hartford, Connecticut
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Columbia, South Carolina
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Albany, New York
  • Gary, Indiana
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Greenville, South Carolina
  • Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Rochester, New York
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Ft. Myers, Florida
  • Wilmington, Delaware
  • Providence, Rhode Island
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania

In addition to that, AT&T has also been expanding their service(s) in Northern Montgomery County along with Northern New Jersey. AT&T is really trying to catch up with Verizon I think. Sure, Verizon has the most coverage for LTE and in certain areas, is the fastest LTE you can get, but AT&T is not a carrier you should think lesser of. In personal experience I would say that they have some of the best Customer Service and are constantly expanding their service as seen above.

Has anyone noticed a difference in speeds in one of the listed cities above? Let us know in the comments below!

source: Android Central