Friday, November 16, 2012, 05:06 am PT (08:06 am ET)
AT&T launches 4G LTE in 24 new markets including Denver & ColumbusJust in time for the launch of Apple's LTE-capable iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad, AT&T this week turned on its 4G LTE network in 24 markets across the U.S.
The announcement of the 24 new markets comes as AT&T also began sales of Apple's latest iPads, which feature high-speed 4G LTE radios, along with the iPhone 5.
A total of 16 new LTE-capable markets were announced by AT&T on Friday. They are:
- Charleston, S.C.
- Columbia, S.C.
- Columbus, Ohio
- Corvallis, Ore.
- Downriver Wayne & Monroe Counties, Det.
- El Paso, Tex.
- Eugene, Ore.
- Fairfield County, Conn.
- Greater Mobile, Ala.
- Greenville, S.C.
- Jonesboro, Ark.
- Pensacola, Fla.
- Portland, Maine
- Provo-Orem, Utah
- Saratoga & Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
- South Bend, Ind.
- Toledo, Ohio
Those 16 new locations were joined by eight more that were announced by AT&T earlier this week. Those markets were:
- Anne Arundel County, Md.
- Daytona Beach, Fla.
- Denver, Colo.
- Louisville, Ken.
- Milwaukee, Wis.
- Tacoma, Wash.
- Twin Cities, Minn.
- York, Penn.
AT&T said Friday that its 4G LTE network covers more than 150 million people in 103 markets across the U.S., a number that more than doubles the company's LTE coverage as of the end of 2011. More expansions are planned through the end of the year.
AT&T plans to have its LTE network reach 250 million people by the end of 2013, and 300 million by the end of 2014.
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