July 9, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
AT&T is increasing its 4G LTE network footprint today. Though it’s still trailing Verizon Wireless, which was first to launch LTE and has rapidly covered the U.S., AT&T is ramping up its own roll-out to reach more customers and rely less on HSPA+ for its 4G claims.
Today, AT&T announced 4G LTE availability in seven new markets and expanded coverage in two other areas. Continuing the recent trend of expanding in the Southeast and Midwest regions, the markets were Kansas, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas. Oh, and upstate New York managed to sneak in there, too.
Here’s a list of the newly-minted 4G markets:
- Buffalo, New York
- Burlington, North Carolina
- Corpus Christi, Texas
- Wichita, Kansas
- Gainesville, Georgia
- Greensboro, North Carolina
- Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Note: The announcement lists Gainesville, Fl but credits AT&T’s Georgia/Metro Atlanta stats. UPDATE: I just confirmed with AT&T that’s it’s Gainesville, Georgia, a town 1 hour north of Atlanta.
AT&T also announced that it has expanded coverage, or increased the area of a specific market where subscribers can access 4G LTE, in Charlotte and Cleveland.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Gastonia; western portions of Lake Norman, including the town of Denver; along N.C. Hwy. 3 from Kannapolis to Mooresville; along U.S. Hwy. 52 from China Grove to Mooresville; south of Salisbury to the Granite Quarry area; and along U.S. Hwy. 601 between Concord and Monroe.
Brecksville, Brunswick, Elyria, Hinckley, Hudson, Mentor, Solon, Strongsville, Twinsburg and Wadsworth.