AT&T’s stated last year that they set a goal of having 300 million LTE points of presence by the end of 2013, and by the looks of it, they may just reach that goal.
The company recently announced that it has added 17 new regions for LTE coverage and is expanding coverage in 9 others. Currently, AT&T features 207 regions with their LTE coverage and they are looking to include more quickly. The 17 recently added regions include: Cullman, AL, Decatur, AL, Huntsville, AL; Mountain Home, AR; Lake City, FL, Ocala, FL; Shreveport-Bossier City, LA; Lansing, MI; Biloxi-Gulfport, MS; Henderson, NC; Chattanooga, TN; Athens, TX, Corsicana, TX, Huntsville, TX, Lufkin-Nacogdoches, TX, Paris, TX; and Centralia, WA.
The 9 areas that AT&T is expanding upon include: Little Rock, AR, Ouachita/Monticello, AR; Phoenix, AZ, Tucson, AZ; Kansas City, MO/KS; Nashua, NH; Harrisburg, PA; Florence, SC; and Jackson, TN.
I must applaud AT&T for trying to keep their promise of becoming the most widely-covered LTE network in the country, but they still have a long road ahead of them. Make sure to check back for more LTE coverage news in the future.