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AT&T Rolls Out 4G LTE to Customers in 11 More Markets
Posted: 06-Jan-2012 [Source: AT&T]

[AT&T's 4G LTE network now avabilable in the New York City metro area, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Chapel Hill, Oakland, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh, San Diego, and San Jose.]

San Francisco -- AT&T customers are now enjoying blazing fast 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) speeds in 11 more markets, including New York City metro area, San Francisco and Los Angeles . This addition makes AT&T 4G LTE available in a total of 26 markets to 74 million consumers. John Stankey, President and Chief Executive Officer—AT&T Business Solutions, provided an update at Citi's 22nd Annual Global Entertainment, Media and Telecommunications Conference in San Francisco .

New markets where AT&T 4G LTE is now available are: New York City metro area, Austin , Chapel Hill , Los Angeles , Oakland , Orlando , Phoenix , Raleigh , San Diego , San Francisco and San Jose .

The expansion adds to 15 AT&T 4G LTE markets launched in 2011: 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 Stankey. "Our network, together with our unsurpassed 4G device portfolio and innovative applications, will give our customers an industry-leading mobile broadband experience."

AT&T is the only U.S. carrier providing 4G using both HSPA+ and LTE technologies. HSPA+, when combined with enhanced backhaul, provides customers with access to 4G speeds — meaning AT&T customers get a faster and more consistent 4G experience on their compatible devices, even when outside of a 4G LTE area. Customers of other carriers that have transitioned to 4G LTE without further speed upgrades to their existing networks are likely to see a jarring drop-off in speeds when they move out of LTE coverage.

Another benefit of AT&T's network strategy is that only AT&T's network lets your iPhone 4S download three times faster.

AT&T's mobile broadband service currently covers 284 million people and more than 90 percent of the population, including the top 100 U.S. markets.

AT&T expects its 4G LTE deployment to be largely complete by the end of 2013.

AT&T customers can choose from a growing lineup of 4G LTE-compatible devices, including HTC Vivid, Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, and LG Nitro HD smartphones and HTC Jetstream and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablets.

Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds delivered by LTE, or HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, where available. Deployment ongoing. Compatible device and data plan required. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.

3X claim based on national average iPhone 4S data speeds on AT&T's network vs. other U.S. networks.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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