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AT&T Announces 12 New 4G LTE Markets

by Todd Haselton | March 12, 2012March 12, 2012 6:45 am PDT

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AT&T on Monday announced 12 new markets in which it will deploy its 4G LTE network during the coming months. The carrier will activate its faster network in: Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio; Naples, Florida; Bloomington, Lafayette, and Muncie, Indiana; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana; St. Louis, Missouri; Bryan-College Station, Texas; and Staten Island, New York

AT&T did not specifically say when 4G LTE would be activated in each market but it did say activations will occur in April, May and the early summer. “AT&T customers in St. Louis can look forward to even faster mobile Internet speeds very soon, on our leading lineup of smartphones and devices,” said Nancy Garvey, AT&T’s vice president and general manager for the Greater Midwest Region. “We’re excited to bring St. Louis all that 4G LTE has to offer. Our teams will be working hard across the city toward our upcoming launch.”
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AT&T 4G LTE Coming Soon to St. Louis

More customers can look forward to ultra-fast mobile Internet on the latest LTE devices

ST. LOUIS, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* plans to roll out 4G LTE in St. Louis soon, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology and faster mobile Internet speeds.

St. Louis customers will see several benefits from AT&T 4G LTE, including:

  • Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Customers will be able to stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.
  • Cool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note™, HTC One X, and Pantech Element™ tablet.
  • Faster response time. LTE technology offers lower latency, or the processing time it takes to move data through a network, such as how long it takes to start downloading a webpage or file once you’ve sent the request. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming, two-way video calling and telemedicine.
  • More efficient use of spectrum. Wireless spectrum is a finite resource, and LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating more space to carry data traffic and services and to deliver a better network experience.

“AT&T customers in St. Louis can look forward to even faster mobile Internet speeds very soon, on our leading lineup of smartphones and devices,” said Nancy Garvey, AT&T’s vice president and general manager for the Greater Midwest Region. “We’re excited to bring St. Louis all that 4G LTE has to offer. Our teams will be working hard across the city toward our upcoming launch.”

AT&T’s 4G Network

In addition to St. Louis, AT&T 4G LTE is also coming to Naples, Fla; Bloomington, Lafayette and Muncie, Ind.; Baton Rouge andNew Orleans, La.; Akron, Canton and Cleveland, Ohio; Bryan-College Station, Texas; and Staten Island in New York City. These launches are scheduled for April, May and into the early summer.

AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network, covering nearly 250 million people. Even as 4G LTE expands, AT&T customers are able to enjoy widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G speeds on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you’re on a much slower 3G network.

Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. Deployment ongoing. 4G LTE device and data plan required. Up to 10x claim compares 4G LTE download speeds to industry average 3G download speeds. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G speeds not available everywhere. Learn more at att.com/network.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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