News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday October 02, 2013.
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AT&T in recent months has been laying claim to having the fastest and most reliable 4G LTE networks in the U.S. The validity of such claims will obviously matter only if the network is fast and reliable in each individual customer's local market, so the carrier has to be in more places. Another round of 4G LTE expansions began today with launches in areas almost exclusively in the south. The latest markets to gain LTE include:
- Selma, Ala.
- Vero Beach, Fla.
- Cordele, Ga.
- Greene and Northern Putnam Counties, Ga.
- Wright and Carver Counties, Minn.
- Brookhaven, Miss.
- Natchez, Miss.
- Picayune, Miss.
- Brenham, Texas
- Port Angeles, Washington
Reaching these new smaller markets is part of AT&T's strategy to fill the gaps of its LTE coverage area, ahead of T-Mobile and Sprint but still behind Verizon. AT&T has a plan to increase its network coverage and speed by adding thousands of more cell sites over the next two years.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.