gGadget > AT&T® LTE Coverage Expands Today
Just as we were writing about the expansion of Verizon LTE coverage, AT&T was announcing that they expanded their LTE coverage today. The list of cities that have AT&T LTE coverage now includes Durham, North Carolina and select cities in Florida: Sarasota, Tampa, Bradenton, and St. Petersberg.
In comparison to Verizon, AT&T has been pretty sluggish when it comes to bringing LTE to U.S. markets. As of today, the AT&T 4G LTE network is only available in 28 U.S. areas. Verizon 4G LTE, on the other hand, will be available in 195 areas starting tomorrow. AT&T is going to have to step up its game if it wants to catch up to Verizon in the race to deliver 4G LTE to U.S. consumers.
Currently, AT&T offers three different phones that are compatible with the their 4G LTE network: the HTC Vivid, Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, and LG Nitro HD. AT&T also offers one tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, that is compatible with the 4G LTE network. The Nokia Lumia 900 and Samsung Galaxy Note will soon be added to the slowly growing list of AT&T 4G LTE phones. As AT&T expands its 4G LTE device offerings, they will likely expand their 4G LTE coverage.