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More Than 270 Million People Now Covered by the Nation's Most Reliable 4G LTE Network

As Part of AT&T's Project VIP Investment, More Customers Can Stream, Download, Upload and Game Faster than Ever Before

Dallas, Texas, January 06, 2014

AT&T* today continues the rollout of its nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network** with the launch of several new markets nationwide. AT&T 4G LTE now covers more than 270 million people.

New markets launched today include:


  • 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

The great performance of AT&T’s 4G LTE network continues to be validated by independent third-party testing:

  • AT&T now has the most reliable 4G LTE network. Based on our analysis of Nielsen data, AT&T has the highest success rate for delivering mobile content across nationwide 4G LTE networks.
  • Meanwhile, our 4G LTE service was recognized as having faster average download and upload speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld/TechHive’s most recent 20-market speed tests — the second consecutive year that AT&T ranked first overall. PCWorld/TechHive also ranked AT&T’s as the fastest combination of 3G and 4G services in the 20 cities it tested.***
  • And AT&T was named America’s fastest 4G LTE network in PC Magazine’s 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks 30-market study — and also swept the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest.****

In addition, RootMetrics® has awarded AT&T for strongest overall call, text, and data performance in multiple markets in the most recent 2013 testing. RootMetrics testing utilizes all generations of cellular technologies to simulate a real consumer experience. *****

AT&T’s 4G LTE deployment is part of Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment plan, announced in fall of 2012, to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks. Through this investment, AT&T is supporting its customers’ growing desire for high-speed Internet access and new mobile, app and cloud-based services.

From 2007 to 2012, AT&T invested more than $116 billion into its wireless and wireline networks across the country. Since 2007, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy than any other public company. In a September 2013 report, the Progressive Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. “Investment Heroes.”