AT&T's long, drawn out game of catch-up with Verizon is moving one step closer to completion. According to AT&T, Cleveland, New Orleans, Staten Island, and 9 other cities will be added to the list that will taste the sweet LTE waters "soon." The 12 markets are scheduled to receive LTE in "April, May and into the early summer."

Update 4/3/12: Muncie, Bloomington, Bryan-College Station are live.

Update 4/11/12: St. Louis and Staten Island are live.

The list of new markets includes (bold = markets that went live since the original post date):

  • Akron, OH
  • Canton, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Naples, FL
  • Bloomington, IN
  • Lafayette, IN
  • Muncie, IN
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • New Orleans, LA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Bryan-College Station, TX
  • Staten Island, NY

Of course, any day now, we're sure that AT&T's rollout is going to abruptly stop because they didn't get T-Mobile's spectrum. Yep. Just you wait. Until then, though, it's good to see that AT&T is at least attempting to keep pace with Verizon.

Source: 12 AT&T LTE press releases from March 12th

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  • L.W.

    They are also testing it in the Portland, OR / Vancouver, WA area currently.

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

      Heh, I was just coming down to the comments to complain that the great northwest was getting ignored. I don't have an LTE phone yet nor do I live in a large city (or even close), but my upcoming upgrade and relative frequency that I'll be hitting portland soon makes me annoyed that it wasn't on the list sooner for a rollout.

  • Josh

    Looks like they are hitting the college towns in Indiana, shame that VZW launched in West Lafayette over a year ago. As much as I'd love for AT&T to have a great 4G network (competition drives expansion and innovation) but they really need to kick it into high gear. When VZW was at the same point in their rollout as AT&T is now, they were lighting up new markets every couple of weeks.

  • S. Vilaysack

    heh. sprint doesn't even have 4G in Louisiana. and ATT is putting up their LTE network here (Baton rouge). Oh sprint. why you so slow.

  • Juan