From New York City all the way to San Francisco and Los Angeles on the other side of the U.S. map, AT&T is expanding its 4G LTE network, adding high-speed access to nearly a dozen new markets, the wireless carrier announced on Friday. The latest expansion effort will bring AT&T's 4G LTE coverage to 26 markets serving 74 million customers.
New markets include New York City metro area, Austin, Chapel Hill, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose (sorry Clear Creek, West Virginia and other small towns). This adds to 15 existing 4G LTE markets, including Athens, Ga.; Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Charlotte; Chicago; Dallas-Fort Worth; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Oklahoma City; San Antonio; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Washington, D.C.
"We’re building a 4G LTE network that’s blazing fast, and we offer dual layers of 4G technologies to provide customers with a more consistent speed experience," said John Stankey , President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T's Business Solutions. "Our network, together with our unsurpassed 4G device portfolio and innovative applications, will give our customers an industry-leading mobile broadband experience."
AT&T said it expects its 4G LTE network expansion to be "largely complete" in the U.S. by the end of 2013.