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AT&T Details 77 Market Summer LTE Expansion
From Tuscaloosa to Kalamazoo
by Karl Bode 08:35AM Friday Apr 12 2013
AT&T has announced that the company's LTE network has been extended into another seven markets: Jackson, TN; Kalamazoo, MI; Napa, CA; Orangeburg, SC; Rocky Mount, NC; Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA; and Wilson, NC. The company this week also announced that they'll be bringing LTE to another major slew of markets by the end of the summer (you can find a full list here). AT&T says that the company's LTE network is currently live in some 182 markets. AT&T hopes to reach 250 million potential customers with LTE by the end of 2013, and 300 million total potential customers by the end of 2014.

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S_engineer
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join:2007-05-16
Chicago, IL

Leave it to the Death Star

To come in last in what should have been a 2 horse race!

michieru
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Miami, FL

Re: Leave it to the Death Star

It's because if T-mobile does meet it's deadline you will have Verizon and T-mobile with wide LTE coverage and AT&T with pools of money just looking dead obvious.
Big Dawg 23

join:2002-03-27
Northfield, MN

Re: Leave it to the Death Star

Yet T-Mobile will still have a fraction of coverage that AT&T and VZW. T-Mobile is scarce outside major cities.

toby
Troy Mcclure

join:2001-11-13
Portland, OR

Re: Leave it to the Death Star

And what they have outside cities they're leaving as Edge.
GLIMMER

join:2004-01-17
Fisher, IL

Re: Leave it to the Death Star

And ATT is any better? They cant even shore up the holes in there markets now. There is no reason in 2013 there should be edge coverage only on a interstate. ATT sucks.
en103

join:2011-05-02

Re: Leave it to the Death Star

AT&T still has EDGE ? Must be in some pretty rural areas.
decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
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Re: Leave it to the Death Star

said by en103:

AT&T still has EDGE ? Must be in some pretty rural areas.

When it comes to cable/dsl/uverse, i'm labeled as rural, but ATT has me listed in their 3g/4g/fake LTE coverage.. The speeds kill standard 3g, but are not what people think of 4g.. yet i'm rural Now if they would only roll out a fixed location service with a reasonable cap to price ratio and i'd be grinning like a wabbit

hey hey hey

@charter.com
said by michieru:

It's because if T-mobile does meet it's deadline you will have Verizon and T-mobile with wide LTE coverage and AT&T with pools of money just looking dead obvious.

T-mobile wide coverage? hardly. Even when their rollout is complete they state they will cover 200 million Americans. There are 315 million Americans. So that's 35% that can't get t-mobile service. What does Verizon covers? 98%. This is why Verizon will ALWAYS be better and have more customers than t-mobile..

ArrayList
netbus developer
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Brighton, MA

Re: Leave it to the Death Star

-_- yeah. Verizon also has the best service plans and phones. oh wait.

hey hey hey

@charter.com

Re: Leave it to the Death Star

said by ArrayList:

-_- yeah. Verizon also has the best service plans and phones. oh wait.

In and Out Burger may be better than McDonald's but if the nearest one is 600 miles away that don't mean shit.

michieru
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Cool. I wasn't saying anything about Verizon negatively and it's general knowledge that Verizon has a superior network. I was poking fun at AT&T who can't seem to deploy LTE fast enough and to add insult to injury have a budget carrier have 200 million Americans by 2013 only shows how slow and inefficient they are.
openbox9
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Germany
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said by michieru:

It's because if T-mobile does meet it's deadline you will have Verizon and T-mobile with wide LTE coverage

Where's T-mobile's wide LTE coverage?

michieru
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Re: Leave it to the Death Star

Did you read the part you just quoted?
openbox9
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Re: Leave it to the Death Star

I did, but T-mobile doesn't have wide coverage now. Replacing its 3G network with 4G isn't going to widen the coverage any.

michieru
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Re: Leave it to the Death Star

Right, both carriers will have the majority of their LTE networks covering already serviced 3G areas by the end of this year. Verizon by mid 2013 if I am not mistaken. This is what I mean't by "wide LTE coverage".

My apologize if that statement was confusing.

jeffro

join:2007-04-20
Bay City, MI

Nice

Nice to see Saginaw on the list. Hope some of that trickles to Bay City. It would really be nice to see north of Kawkawlin get 3G at the very least. Nothing but Edge from there north.

minidu
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Cheboygan, MI

Re: Nice

said by jeffro:

Nothing but Edge from there north.

Try living in the areas where AT&T doesn't/won't install 3g.
Verizon has LTE in Petoskey/Charlevoix, yet AT&T still has edge surrounding the entire area.

gwhall007

join:2001-11-12
Niles, MI

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Re: Nice

Don't say "won't". You will have AT&T 3G throughout all of the GSM/EDGE-only areas in Michigan very soon. Think in terms of weeks and months, not years. Trust me, I know of which I speak. In fact, you can see work being done on many towers right now.

There may even be some LTE in the mix, as well.

DubV

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WV

Bout time they finally bring some LTE to West Virginia where AT&T has no LTE coverage

hazzardcty

@verizon.net

tiny tiny markets

at&t will count a single tower that serves a small town 100 people as a "market"

Mizzat
Will post for thumbs
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Atlanta, GA
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Re: tiny tiny markets

So does Verizon and every other carrier. What's your point?

SysOp

join:2001-04-18
Douglasville, GA

great news for mvno's

As att is pushing their post paid to lte, prepaid mvno's can enjoy the wide coverage of hspa+ dirt cheap.

Lte will not be everywhere. its more like:
2g rual
3g suburban
4g urban
lte city
Nspradley
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Northport, AL

Tuscaloosa

As a Tuscaloosa resident all I can say is, It's about time!