AT&T Expanding its LTE Footprint

Now that the third generation iPad is out with its 4G LTE connectivity, the next generation iPhone is surely to follow, and the rest of the smartphones won’t be far behind.

Currently, Verizon has the biggest LTE network which could draw potential customers, so as of this Sunday, AT&T will be hard at work expanding its high-speed 4G LTE network to new areas.

LTE will be coming to Bryan-College Station, Texas, and Bloomington and Muncie, Indiana. When these areas receive access, AT&T will have 31 total markets that can access LTE in the United States.

While AT&T advertises that its 4G speeds reach 250 million customers, that’s not quite true, because the company is also counting its slower (but still faster than 3G) HSPA+ coverage as well, which it began calling “4G” when the iPhone 4S was released.

Instead, AT&T’s actual 4G network reaches approximately 74 million people, while Verizon’s network reaches 200 million people, though that could quickly change as AT&T updates its coverage.

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