It would seem that today is 4G LTE expansion day for two of the nation's biggest carriers. Hot on the heels of Verizon's own 4G LTE expansion, AT&T has announced that it's LTE network is now up and running in six new markets. On top of that, it has expanded its network in two existing markets, so a fair number of AT&T customers should be experiencing faster data speeds today.
Looking at AT&T's rundown of new markets, it seems that the carrier has launched LTE all across the nation. Its new markets stretch from one side of the map to the other, so it's dotting the country with 4G LTE speed. If you live in any of the following areas, then you should be able to hop on AT&T's LTE network starting today:
• Pullman, Washington
• Moscow, Idaho
• Hattiesburg, Mississippi
• Starkville, Mississippi
• Allentown, Pennsylvania
• Reno, Nevada
The company is also expanding existing service in Little Rock, Arkansas and Richmond, Virginia, meaning that more customers in those areas should be covered. It was only earlier this week that we talking about AT&T launching LTE in new markets, so the company has been working pretty hard to keep this roll out going at a fast pace. Indeed, the company managed to finish its roll out plan for 2012 early, so these new markets we're hearing about today are just icing on the cake.
It'll be interesting to see what AT&T does in 2013. The carrier originally said that it plans to cover 300 million people with its LTE network by the end of 2014, but if it keeps hitting these roll out goals early, then it could cover that many people well before it expects to. We'll have to wait and see what happens, but in the meantime, we imagine we'll be talking about AT&T's network again really soon. Stay tuned.