Is it just me or did it used to be at the end of 2013, or is that Verizon I'm thinking about? (I'm not sure if big red is even going to upgrade 100% of it's EVDO network).
I feel like I got excited knowing it was at most another year before we had a nation wide LTE on AT&T but man, TWO years, that seems far off for some reason
IPPlanManHoly Cable Modem Batman
Yup. AT&T originally said it would be "largely complete" with its LTE deployment by end of 2013 per: »www.theverge.com/2012/1/5/268476···lte-2013.... Doesn't look like that's happened...
Verizon will complete its LTE deployment by mid-2013, covering its entire existing 3G footprint, 6 months ahead of schedule: »news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-575475···id-2013/
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I must've missed all of 2013 since T hasn't completed their LTE build yet? Who knows what largely complete means to them anyways.
In all fairness it looks like they are building where the demand for service is high. They can't build everywhere at once.
Edit: My reading comprehension skills are lacking today.
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Well that's sad. I didn't mind AT&T's lagging behind so much when I was thinking that in the end they would only been about 6 months or so behind Big Red in getting a full build out but now they're a full year or more behind them.
That is a very old article, from when AT&T did not plan to cover their entire HSPA+ footprint with LTE. AT&T's original plan would have only covered major cities by the end of 2013- not much more than they have already deployed up until now. However, with the announcement of Project VIP at the beginning of November, they have seriously changed their plans. They now plan to cover essentially their entire US coverage footprint with LTE by the end of 2014, with HSPA+ to fall back on. Not to mention building thousands of new cell sites in that same time. Good luck competing with that, Verizon!