The two biggest carriers in the U.S., Verizon and AT&T, will soon expand their LTE coverage in a number of markets across the country, as demand for high speed mobile internet increases.
AT&T’s LTE network just became available for customers in Buffalo (NY), Burlington (VT), Cleveland (OH) Corpus Christi (TX), Gainesville (GA), Greensboro-Winston Salem (N.C.) and Wichita (KS).
It is worth noting that AT&T’s Cleveland expansion will cover the cities of Brecksville, Brunswick, Elyria, Hinckley, Hudson, Mentor, Solon, Strongsville, Twinsburg, and Wadsworth. The North Carolina expansion includes Gastonia, Lake Norman, N.C. Hwy. 3 from Kannapolis to Mooresville, U.S. 52 from China Grove to Mooresville, south of Salisbury to the Granite Quarry area, and U.S. 601 between Concord and Monroe, N.C.
AT&T now provides 4G LTE coverage in a number of 47 markets across the United States, covering a bit under 80 million people. The country’s second biggest carrier (by number of subscribers) plans to complete its LTE rollout by the end of 2013.
When it comes to the total number of markets covered, Verizon is doing noticeably better, as Big Red officials have announced that they are now serving 4G LTE coverage in a number of 302 markets across the USA. This number was just recently reached as Verizon has rolled out its Long Term Evolution network in a number of markets in New York and Ohio, as well as some markets in Kansas and Ohio. Columbus and Rome, Georgia are next on Verizon’s rollout roadmap.
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