AT&T Lights Up More LTE Markets, Still Behind Verizon

Posted July 26, 2012 at 11:19pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6238 views

AT&T today announced the addition of more LTE markets, bringing its total market count to 51. Cities announced today include Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and the Worcester, MA area. They have expanded LTE in places like Baltimore, Washington DC and Massachusetts.

Verizon on the other hand expects to reach 400 markets by years end, and just lit up 33 markets last week. With the next generation iPhone surely having LTE support, it may seem that Verizon will be the better choice. However, since Verizon's 3G network is much slower than AT&T's '3G/4G' network, Verizon must roll out LTE at a fast pace in order to keep up. With congestion, LTE speeds can sometimes run at the same speed as AT&T's HSPA+ network. AT&T simply can't roll LTE out to the entire nation with its lack of 700mhz spectrum unless it begins to shut down its EDGE network, so in rural areas, Verizon has the clear advantage.

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Joe - July 27, 2012 at 1:55pm
I don't get why they are still hanging onto EDGE. Get ride of it already!
Yogort - July 27, 2012 at 1:55am
What is the purpose of it when you have a 2gig of data?
John - July 27, 2012 at 2:35am
Yeah i agree. 40mbps down 2 gig cap. FUCK CARRIERS
shojus - July 27, 2012 at 8:09am
Not fuck carriers... Fuck AT&T cause I have been streaming 20-30 mbps down and 15-25 mbps up and I have unlimited data with Verizon and use at least 15-20 gb a month for the last year and have not ran into one "throttle" in my speeds at all! YES all US carriers SUCK but I am runnin golden at this moment.... Knock Knock! ;) Galaxy Nexus on JB 4.1.1 ;)
Petr - July 27, 2012 at 12:14am
I have LTE now!!! But I dont have iphone 5 :-(
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