AT&T announced its first major LTE expansion of 2014 today, adding over 25 new cities and regions to its 4G footprint.
The carrier’s expanded 4G LTE network now includes Hope, AR; Greeley, CO; Okeechobee, FL; Lewiston, ID; Ames and Iowa City, IA; Cambridge, MD; Battle Creek and Jackson, MI; Red Wing, MN; Branson, Hannibal and Mexico, MO; Missoula, MT; Keene, NH; Poughkeepsie, NY; Ashtabula, OH; Tahlequah, OK; Lebanon, PA; Utuado, PR; Stephenville, TX; St. John, USVI; St. George, UT; Blacksburg-Christiansburg-
AT&T is still trailing Verizon in overall LTE coverage, but the carrier boasts faster speeds than its big red rival according to a handful of independent studies. Back in June 2013, PCMag ranked AT&T’s 4G LTE service as the fastest service of the four major U.S. carriers, while another test by PCWorld in 2012 also dubbed AT&T the fasted network in the country. Whether the carrier can keep up its streak in 2014 is still unclear, but the company will need to stay sharp to compete with Verizon’s massive LTE footprint and T-Mobile’s aggressive growth.