This morning AT&T had some pretty big news to announce regarding their network upgrades. It has been a while since we’ve seen an update of this size, and today they confirmed they’ll be switching on 35 new 4G LTE markets. With Verizon announcing last week they already hit their goal to have nearly all 3G covered with 4G by the end of 2013, AT&T is turning up the heat.

Verizon is ahead of the pack in terms of network updates and expansions, but AT&T is close behind and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. The folks from AT&T have been announcing upgrades and new 4G LTE markets about once a week, and around 10-15 at a time.

However, this morning they detailed a huge push to show how serious they are with their goals, and have lit up 35 new markets across the US with 4G LTE. That isn’t all either, they’ve also expanded in 17 that already are enjoying the fast speeds. That’s a pretty massive update all in one weekend.

With nearly 50 cities all seeing updates today they list is too long to share, but all of the details and every location is available from the link below. Aside from Washington, Colorado, and Texas, all locations are mostly across the midwest and on the East Coast. From Louisiana to Massachusetts and more.

With Verizon’s announcement last week it appears that AT&T is turning the heat up and aiming for Verizon a bit harder. Might as well enjoy those new LTE speeds with the impressive Galaxy S 4 Active, or a new HTC One from AT&T. Check em out in the timeline below.