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.
Aug 27, 2019
Sprint today launched 5G service in four new cities, and launched one new 5G phone: The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, available starting today. In New York City, 5G covers 1.7 million people, and parts of Manhattan from Central Park to the southern tip.
Oct 1, 2020
New York State has launched COVID Alert NY, its official app enabling the COVID-19 Exposure Notification system developed by Apple and Google. New York is the largest US state to date to launch an app using the system, and joins ten other states that have already launched similar apps: Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wyoming.
Aug 6, 2019
AT&T's mmWave 5G network is now live in parts of NYC for select business customers. AT&T did not say which parts of the city are covered, but did say "While our initial availability in NYC is a limited introduction at launch, we'e committed to working closely with the City to extend coverage to more neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs."
Nov 22, 2019
AT&T is launching 5G for consumers in the coming weeks, and has detailed its launch plans for both sub-6 GHz (low-band) and mmWave launches in the coming year. The company promises "nationwide" 5G in the first half of 2020.