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AT&T Brings LTE to Florida, Massachusetts
While Expanding LTE Coverage in Baltimore and DC
by Karl Bode 04:26PM Thursday Jul 26 2012
AT&T today announced that the company has expanded their LTE network into several new markets, including Miami, West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- as well as Worcester and a number of surrounding communities in Massachusetts. AT&T says they've also expanded coverage in the existing LTE markets of Baltimore and Washington, DC, and that their shiny-new LTE network is now available in portions of 51 markets covering over 74 million Americans. AT&T continues to play catch up to Verizon's more than 300 LTE markets, but now also has Sprint nipping at their heels after the company's fifteen market launch. AT&T says they'll have all current HSPA-based markets upgraded to LTE by the end of 2013. Like Verizon, AT&T recently unveiled new shared family data plans, which offer unlimited SMS and voice alongside a communal pool of cross-family and cross-device data.

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David
I start new work on
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join:2002-05-30
Granite City, IL
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call me cynical...

but sprints was a bit of a press release this week wasn't it? (cites prior article).
en103

join:2011-05-02

Re: call me cynical...

Sprints press release was a lot of fluff, from what people were actually receiving.

Rob7

join:2010-12-27

Edge Service

Meanwhile, much of the ATT network, including Northern Michigan....continues with 2G Edge service
en103

join:2011-05-02

Re: Edge Service

Eastern MI, and almost all of the UP. Large (rural) parts of Texas are similar.

celluser

@bellsouth.net

Mobile

Yeah. Hmm mobility. For AT&T and Sprint, only on major highways and metro areas. AT&T isn't as bad as it used to be. Still too many EDGE areas. I'll stay with Verizon.

IPPlanMan
Holy Cable Modem Batman

join:2000-09-20
Washington, DC
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Not impressed...

Hopefully the pressure of Sprint's LTE deployment catching up will pressure AT&T more than Verizon being so far in front of them.

AT&T is still spending resources on HSPA+ and 3G.
Verizon isn't spending money on 3G expansion.
Sprint is spending the majority of its resources on LTE, not 3G.

recoil0
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Exton, PA

Phili?!

Philadelphia, freaking please.

Or at least switch to HSPA+ 42 and get some backhaul up in here.

IowaCowboy
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Springfield, MA
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Reviews:
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·Comcast

Wish Springfield was part of the Boston market

They say that Springfield will be getting AT&T LTE in the fall. Seems like the western part of Massachusetts is last in line to get network upgrades and is left in the cold by politicians or corporations (hint FiOS, anyone or lack thereof). At least we got Verizon LTE before Worcester did. I think the June 1st, 2011 tornado made Verizon decide to put in LTE ahead of schedule as they had to replace damaged infrastructure anyways but it would have been nice to replace the damaged phone lines with Fiber since it is taking forever to rebuild the houses that were damaged or destroyed. I lived in the plains during my youth and it did not take this long to rebuild after a tornado (and some of the tornadoes out there were 2-3 times more powerful than the Springfield tornado).

Considering the population density and the small land area of Massachusetts, they should just consider the whole state to be in the Boston market (and I am not talking about a restaraunt with the same name). I would love to see market consolidation, particularly with Radio as Boston has all the good radio stations (like the former WFNX and WMKK-93.7 Mike FM) and we have radio stations that justify me paying for satellite radio. All the radio stations in Western Mass are garbage. The only one that is tolerable is 96.5 WTIC and that is out of Hartford, CT.

pcdebb
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Brandon, FL
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still unimpressed

supposedly the switch went on in my area back in February, speeds still suck and I supposedly have a 4G device (4s). my 4G mifi device from T-Mobile is still faster
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JigglyWiggly

join:2009-07-12
Pleasanton, CA

Re: still unimpressed

and i still have 1 bar of service for ATT, my friend across the street has no signal.
come on ATT...