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AT&T's LTE Covers 150 Million POPs in 103 Markets

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Nov 16, 2012, 8:13 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

AT&T today announced a significant expansion of its LTE 4G network that pushes its total coverage in the U.S. to 150 million POPs. Customers in the following markets now have access to faster data speeds: Mobile, Ala.; Jonesboro, Ark.; Fairfield County, Conn.; Pensacola, Fla.; Mishawaka and South Bend, Ind.; Portland, Maine; Downriver Wayne and Monroe Mich.; Saratoga and Saratoga Sprints, N.Y., Corvallis and Eugene, Ore.; Columbus and Toledo, Ohio; Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville, S.C.; and El Paso, Texas. AT&T plans to cover 250 million POPs by the end of 2013 and 300 million by the end of 2014. AT&T's 4G LTE network is available in 103 markets today.

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skywalkershawty

Nov 17, 2012, 11:31 AM

Columbus, OH

We finally have LTE and it's lightening fast here. Our HSPA signal is amazing here too so for me to say the difference is really noticeable is something. Most thought it wouldn't be too much faster than HSPA, anyway although it may be fast we cannot talk and surf the web using it like HSPA. I don't like that. Anyone else feeling the same way?
skywalkershawty said:
We finally have LTE and it's lightening fast here. Our HSPA signal is amazing here too so for me to say the difference is really noticeable is something. Most thought it wouldn't be too much faster than HSPA,
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DMZ

Nov 20, 2012, 10:49 AM

By the end of 2014? Yeah, right ...

Verizon beat them to it by at least 2 years !

The lies in AT&T's TV ads claiming they have the nation's largest LTE network make me want to throw something at the TV every time they air them. This company's history of lying in their ads goes back well over a decade when I got suckered in to their Digital One Rate back in '97. Verizon has literally buried them ever since IN EVERY WAY except for AT&T's getting the iPhone first.

Does one need to wonder why AT&T is the lowest rated wireless carrier of the nation's top 4 in Consumer Reports? And that's in ALL areas .... Coverage, call quality, drop calls, customer service, etc.
They don't say 'largest LTE network', they say 'largest 4G', which is arrived at by adding the LTE coverage to the HSPA+ coverage.....and is an accurate claim.

If you're going to accuse someone of lying, you need to at least not lie about what they...
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TDBearCT

Nov 19, 2012, 9:09 AM

Data speeds

Has anyone compared data speeds on the LTE network (compared to the HSPA+ network). I was in Boston and New Haven CT over the summer and had phenomenal speeds, but last week down in New York City I was getting speeds slower than HSPA+ (and yes, both times the LTE icon was displayed on the phone).
RUFF1415

Nov 16, 2012, 10:36 AM

Portland, ME

LTE has been up and running since Tuesday here in Portland. Hoping that it's a soft launch and they are still working out the kinks with it though because the speeds are actually consistently SLOWER than the HSPA+ signal. Turning off my LTE radio until this is worked out.

Anybody here with similar experiences?
It would depend on how big the blocks of spectrum they're using. If they're using 5 MHz blocks of channel for LTE but more for HSPA+, that could explain it.
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