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It's that time of year when consumers are shown a near overwhelming array of new electronics, and many of them will undoubtedly need to connect to a cellular network in order for the real fun to happen. So AT&T has announced 24 new areas around the continental US that should now have access to 4G LTE speeds, along with two more in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. We have a pretty even spread of markets this time around, with faster connections popping up on both coasts, along with parts of the South, Midwest, and the Rockies.

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The full list of cities is available below.

  • Hope, AR
  • Greeley, CO
  • Okeechobee, FL
  • Lewiston, ID
  • Crawfordsville, IN
  • Ames, IA
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Cambridge, MD
  • Battle Creek, MI
  • Jackson, MI
  • Red Wing, MN
  • Branson, MO
  • Hannibal, MO
  • Mexico, MO
  • Missoula, MT
  • Keene, NH
  • Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Ashtabula, OH
  • Tahlequah, OK
  • Lebanon, PA
  • Utuado, PR
  • Stephenville, TX
  • St. John, USVI
  • St. George, UT
  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
  • Walla Walla, WA

This brings total nationwide coverage up to over 500, a jump from the number of markets covered as of just a few weeks ago. Now over 270 million people live within reach of the carrier's network. AT&T's scope still isn't as broad as Verizon's, but compared to Sprint and T-Mobile, things are looking pretty good.

Source: AT&T [1], [2]

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • frhow

    Yes and with Straighttalk unlimited talk/text and 2.5gb of data = $45/mo plus access to AT&T 4g LTE this is definitely a win. I have yet to run a speedtest thats less than 25mb down. Kudos AT&T for the continuation of the LTE footprint.

    • Michael Carlyle

      Just wait until they put a lifetime throttle on your account as they did mine. ST is great until they screw you over.

      • David Hart

        I totally agree, but I've been thinking and maybe it's not ST decision to make.
        It's not like they pay the carriers electricity bill.

        After all they are pretty much borrowing the service, the don't own the spectrum. When I use 20GB with ST T-Mobile, I don't think ST really cares, they just want my money it doesn't hurt them. It's only an issue for them when they have the carrier on their back about all these users that "abuse" the system.

        I pick T-Mobile for that because of the unlimited ideal that they already have.
        Sprint's probably okay to, it's just you won't be able to even use 2.5GB

        I would be pretty angry if they did that to me though, I would just sign up with T-Mobile the next day.

  • chubbycheese

    Still nothing for Bismarck, ND. The capital of ND. Sure give LTE to the oil companies up north, but not us. I'm definitely switching to Verizon in April.