AT&T customers in parts of Georgia and Virginia now have access to the carrier’s ultra-fast 4G LTE network.
The nation’s second-largest wireless carrier today fired up its 4G LTE network in Northwest Georgia, covering the cities of Dalton and Calhoun. AT&T also rolled out service in Albany, Ga., which is located in the Southwestern part of the state. Travelling back up north, AT&T’s Tuesday rollout also includes Norfolk, Va. as well as parts of Portsmouth and Virginia Beach.
Besides adding those new markets, AT&T also expanded its existing 4G LTE coverage today in parts of Philadelphia and Baltimore. The company initially launched service in the greater Philadelphia area back in September, and today’s expansion covers parts of Montgomery and Bucks counties, including Doylestown and Hatfield. In Maryland, the expansion covers parts of Cecil County, including Elkton.
With the latest rollouts, AT&T’s 4G LTE network is now live in 141 markets, the carrier said. That’s less than Verizon’s more than 440 markets. Sprint is currently coming in third in the 4G LTE rollout race with around 58 markets, while T-Mobile should begin its upgrade to 4G LTE any day now.
Meanwhile, in other AT&T news, the carrier yesterday announced that it is rebranding its U-verse Live TV mobile subscription service as Mobile TV. The service is available on most AT&T smartphones, and now costs $9.99 a month, regardless of the phone you use.