For a while now, AT&T has been making some noise about their 4G network. And no, we’re no longer talking about their fake “4G” HSPA+ network. We are talking about big league connectivity, aka LTE (Long Term Evolution). On their website, AT&T states that they will cover over 70 million Americans and 15 cities by the end of 2011. John Stephens, the wireless provider’s CFO / SVP, announced at the UBS 39th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference that they are currently testing their LTE network in New York City.
Although there is no official date set for the release of the LTE network in the Big Apple, expect to get blazing speeds on your HTC Vivid, Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, and Nitro HD very soon.
As for the other 14 planned cities, AT&T’s LTE network has already gone live in San Francisco. As you can see in the image below, the speeds are crazy fast. But beware, just because your phone can download data insanely fast, simply means you should keep a watchful eye over what you do choose to download.
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