AT&T‘s 4G LTE footprint expanded rapidly across the U.S. last year as the company sprinted to catch up with Verizon’s competing network. The carrier added a handful of new LTE markets on Wednesday, helping to fill up some of the holes in its coverage.
New markets included in AT&T’s latest LTE’s expansion include Talladega-Sylacauga, AL; Michigan City and La Porte, IN; Albert Lea, MN; West Plains, MO; Pinehurst and Southern Pines, NC; Grand Forks, ND; Steubenville, OH; and Weirton, WV. The carrier also shored up its 4G coverage in Plainview, TX; and Hanford, Porterville, and Visalia, CA.
AT&T said that its LTE network now blankets 280 million U.S. residents, marking an increase of 10 million since the end of last year, and AT&T plans to cover 300 million Americans by mid-2014. The company also announced a new promotion today, offering $100 of credit for each new line added.