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AT&T Launches LTE in Several New Markets
Including Puerto Rico and Salt Lake City
by Karl Bode 01:26PM Monday Dec 03 2012 Tipped by FFH See Profile
AT&T today announced that the company has launched LTE service in several new markets: Puerto Rico, Salt Lake City, Reading, Pennsylvania and Albuquerque, New Mexico (hi Heisenberg). AT&T's LTE network is now available in more than 105 markets, with the company promising 100 LTE markets by the end of this year, and to have their entire HSPA+ footprint upgraded to LTE by the end of next year. You can find AT&T's list of launched cities and their coverage map here.

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IPPlanMan
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Washington, DC
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AT&T is deploying LTE... kind of....

Compared to Verizon's LTE rollout in the last year (now in 441 cities)... this is a pretty pathetic effort by AT&T ...

»network4g.verizonwireless.com/#/infographic

Metatron2008
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united state

Re: AT&T is deploying LTE... kind of....

lol
en103

join:2011-05-02
Very true... however, I still get 6-12Mbps on 'faux G' on AT&T just about wherever I go, so I don't really care if I have LTE or not.

JigglyWiggly

join:2009-07-12
Pleasanton, CA

Re: AT&T is deploying LTE... kind of....

Still no LTE in Merced California =/
LTE ping times are too epic en103, I was playing quake live with 40ms ping when moving at 80 MILES per hour. Friend was driving and I was playing quake live.
It was rediculous

I get 20ms to 4.2.2.1 on lte
iansltx

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As JigglyWiggly says, latency is significantly better on LTE vs. HSPA+, at least the way AT&T is doing H+ (for T-Mobile latency is comparable to LTE on H+ depending on the area).

Also, I'll compare upload speeds any day of the week between your H+ and my LTE...LTE will win every time. 1.5 Mbps vs. 5+ Mbps.
34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON

Re: AT&T is deploying LTE... kind of....

said by iansltx:

As JigglyWiggly says, latency is significantly better on LTE vs. HSPA+, at least the way AT&T is doing H+ (for T-Mobile latency is comparable to LTE on H+ depending on the area).

Also, I'll compare upload speeds any day of the week between your H+ and my LTE...LTE will win every time. 1.5 Mbps vs. 5+ Mbps.

There is something seriously wrong on the LTE side if you're seeing similar latency vs the HSPA+ network. HSPA+ cannot match LTE for latency.
iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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Re: AT&T is deploying LTE... kind of....

I've seen 22ms on HSPA+ with T-Mobile. Granted, that was to a website in Denver from an aircard in Golden, but I haven't seen LTE latency to local sites below 30ms, though I'm not complaining with 30ms.
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Mizzat
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It get easier in one tower towns, rather than the bigger, more populated where there are more towers....
travelguy

join:1999-09-03
Santa Fe, NM

You'd think...

That AT&T would like to show all that fantastic LTE coverage they have been trumpeting. Unfortunately, when you go to their coverage map, all you see is their misnamed 4G "enhanced HSPA+". I couldn't find LTE coverage shown anywhere on the actual map. Instead, all you get is a list of cities where they may or may not have LTE available and some nice dots next to a city name.
TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH

Re: You'd think...

At least they make it known you may or may not get it. Unlike VZW and their entire map showing coverage unless you zoom in.
34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON

Re: You'd think...

said by TBBroadband:

At least they make it known you may or may not get it. Unlike VZW and their entire map showing coverage unless you zoom in.

Wow. What a concept. Knowing how to use a map properly.

gigahurtz
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said by travelguy:

That AT&T would like to show all that fantastic LTE coverage they have been trumpeting. Unfortunately, when you go to their coverage map, all you see is their misnamed 4G "enhanced HSPA+". I couldn't find LTE coverage shown anywhere on the actual map. Instead, all you get is a list of cities where they may or may not have LTE available and some nice dots next to a city name.

It says on the map that you have to zoom in to view LTE coverage areas. If you zoom into those areas you'll see it outlined in dark blue.
TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH

Re: You'd think...

at least their up front about it.
travelguy

join:1999-09-03
Santa Fe, NM
said by gigahurtz:

It says on the map that you have to zoom in to view LTE coverage areas. If you zoom into those areas you'll see it outlined in dark blue.

You're correct - The map doesn't appear to be updated to reflect today's announcement and I apparently didn't zoom in enough in the other cities I tried. Indianapolis does show 4G LTE coverage.

lordpuffer
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I Wonder If....

The ABQ rollout covers Rio Rancho? It probably does, however I would have to verify that before getting an LTE device.
dplantz

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Roslindale, MA

Re: I Wonder If....

Hspa+ currently in Rio Rancho. Coverage for LTE should come soon.

lordpuffer
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Re: I Wonder If....

I found out that some towers in Rio Rancho, NM have LTE. However, I also found out that the tower that serves my area of Rio Rancho won't have LTE until 9/13.

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ATT Map, confusing as possible

Lets make it as confusing as possible plus lets make the blues as close together color wise so that on certain screens they all look the same.

Why can't companies make the difference so you can actually see it, LTE equals RED, "4G" looks Yellow, etc..
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