AT&T Launching LTE in NYC This Month
Dec 7, 2011, 9:29 AM by Eric M. Zeman
AT&T CFO John Stephens today said that the company will fully launch its Long Term Evolution 4G network in New York City this month. The network is already visible in some parts of the city, as it is being tested by AT&T engineers, but AT&T had previously only said the network would launch "soon." Stephens also said that AT&T would "turn up additional 4G LTE markets" by the end of the year, but didn't clarify if he meant previously named markets or new, unannounced markets. AT&T said it will cover 70 million Americans with LTE by the end of the year.
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