Tennessee Gets Expanded 4G LTE Coverage from AT&T

The availability of 4G LTE service across the southern portion of the United States is accelerating quickly thanks to the efforts of AT&T in the closing weeks of 2012.

On Thursday, the nation’s second largest carrier flipped the on-switch for its 4G LTE network in Knoxville and Knox County, including parts of surrounding Anderson and Blount Counties and parts of Loudon, Roane and Sevier Counties.

In other words, customers in Tennessee are receiving a big 4G boost this week.

AT&T says it has invested nearly $1.3 billion in its Tennessee wireless and wireline networks from 2009 through 2011 with a focus on improving the company’s mobile Internet coverage and overall performance of its networks.

“Knox County is thriving and a great place to do business,” says Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. “Large and small businesses have a home here, and AT&T’s investment and launch of 4G LTE reflects their confidence in our county and adds next generation capabilities for our businesses and consumers.”

AT&T presently boasts the nation’s largest 4G network, covering more than 285 million people.