AT&T Putting Network’s Petal to the Metal Sunday in Limited Launch of New 4G Network

Buckle up. AT&T wants to take your mobile network for a spin this weekend with the initial launch of its faster fourth-generation data services. Available in select test markets beginning Sunday, the 4G LTE network is good to go. As it presently stands, the network will debut in five cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and …   Read More

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Buckle up. AT&T wants to take your mobile network for a spin this weekend with the initial launch of its faster fourth-generation data services.

Available in select test markets beginning Sunday, the 4G LTE network is good to go. As it presently stands, the network will debut in five cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas. The test-range covers some 70 million people.

Verizon, the largest mobile operator in the United States, was the first to deploy LTE.

Although serious doubt remains that AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile will be approved by federal regulators, AT&T says the acquisition is essential to further the expansion of 4G LTE service into rural areas across the United States.

In late August, AT&T announced it’s first LTE offerings: an LTE mobile hotspot and an LTE laptop dongle.

No LTE smartphones have yet be released by AT&T.

LTE data plans for mobile broadband devices will run you $50 per month for 5 GB. Overage charges will be $10 per GB over the 5-GB limit.

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  1. @cruzin

    Michael – that's "Pedal to the metal" – it alludes to the idea of one's foot pushing the accelerator pedal in an automobile all the way to the metal floor of the car. Couldn't figure out how to send you this message privately. I like your articles, BTW.

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