With Verizon lighting up a host of new cities with 4G LTE today, it’s only right that AT&T make an expansion of its own as the carrier bolstered its new 4G LTE network with three new cities today.
While AT&T’s roll out isn’t as expansive as Verizon’s, it does bring three major cities into the fold.
Those living in Baton Rouge and New Orleans in Louisiana now have access to AT&T’s high-speed 4G LTE network. In addition, folks living in Naples, Florida also now have access to AT&T’s LTE network which provides data speeds up to 10 times faster than those found on the carrier’s 3G network.
Just how fast is 4G LTE? Take a look at the video below where a 4G LTE new iPad on Verizon faces a 4G LTE new iPad on AT&T’s network.
While Verizon has its 4G LTE network in well over 200 markets across the U.S., AT&T is just starting to make the push to 50 total cities. As it stands, the network is available in a little over 30 cities, many of them large metropolitan areas.
Sprint also has a 4G LTE network in place although the carrier has yet to announce an official launch date. It has, however, released 4G LTE enabled devices like the HTC EVO 4G LTE and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
AT&T makes up for the lack of a 4G LTE footprint with a wide arsenal of 4G LTE devices including the Samsung Galaxy Note, HTC One X and the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone.
It’s also expected to carry a 4G LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S III.