AT&T's LTE Network Reaches 22 New Markets
AT&T today significantly expanded the footprint of its LTE 4G network by adding 22 new markets and increasing coverage in 10 others. The new markets that now have access to LTE 4G include Batesville, Blytheville, and Forrest City, Ark.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Clewiston, Fla.; Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Rexburg, Id.; Columbus, Fort Wayne, and Seymour, Ind.; Muskegon, Mich.; Vineland, N.J.; Farmington, N.M.; Wooster, Ohio; Miami, Okla.; Williamsport, Pa.; Texarkana, Texas; Heber, Utah; and Olympia and Spokane, Wash. The markets that now have expanded coverage include Huntsville and Montgomery, Ala.; Jonesboro, Ark.; Gainesville, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga.; Harrisburg and York, Pa.; Florence, S.C.; Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas; and Richmond Va. According to AT&T, LTE is now available in 261 markets and covers more than 200 million POPs.
Sprint LTE and Spark Footprints Continue to Grow
Sprint today launched LTE service in 24 new markets and Spark service in an additional 24 markets. The company's LTE footprint now reaches 270 million POPs, while its Spark footprint reaches 125 million POPs.
T-Mobile Starts Deploying LTE On Its 700MHz Spectrum
T-Mobile today offered some details about its LTE network. To start, it has expanded its LTE service footprint to cover 260 million POPs — an increase of 10 million POPs over the last two months.
Sprint Lights Up 17 More Spark Markets
Sprint today launched its Spark service in 17 new markets scattered around the country. Spark uses three different spectrum bands to ensure the best possible LTE connection and speed.
Sprint Doubles LTE Plus Footprint
Sprint today said it has doubled the availability of its LTE Plus coverage from 77 markets in November to more than 150 markets today. Some of the new markets include Boulder, Colo., West Palm Beach, Fla., Cleveland, Ohio, and Syracuse, N.Y.
Verizon Lights Up AWS Spectrum in 22 More Markets
Verizon Wireless today announced it has expanded the reach of its "XLTE" footprint by 22 markets. Verizon's LTE network runs on 700MHz almost nationwide, but it has been adding coverage in the 1700MHz band throughout the year and marketing the dual-band 700/1700MHz coverage as XLTE.