AT&T 4G LTE is live, still dwarfed by Verizon 4G LTE

AT&T vs Verizon 4G LTE showdown

AT&T just lit up its 4G LTE network this Sunday but the next-generation mobile data network is only available in a handful of markets.

If you’re in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston or San Antonio, you can hop on to the AT&T 4G LTE network right now with your mobile dongles of with the Acer Iconia tab or the HTC Jetstream tablet. A total of 15 markets are expected to have coverage by the end of the year. Here’s what the coverage map looks like:

AT&T LTE coverage map

Now, let’s contrast that with Verizon’s 4G LTE coverage map:

Verizon 4G LTE

I know it’s not fair to compare these right now because Verizon’s 4G LTE has been around for about nine months and AT&T’s is just launching but you have to remember that Big Red’s 4G LTE network came out of the gates with a bang, now covers 50 percent of the nation and is generally considered the best in the business.

Will AT&T’s slow and steady approach pay off in the long run?

  • Shoobe01

    How could you not use this as an excuse to attack Clearwire again? I mean, zero-ish ATT subscribers is worse than the couple million that VZW has, but the 6MM that Clearwire has is also a terrible, awful thing, right? 

  • Shoobe01

    How could you not use this as an excuse to attack Clearwire again? I mean, zero-ish ATT subscribers is worse than the couple million that VZW has, but the 6MM that Clearwire has is also a terrible, awful thing, right? 

  • Shoobe01

    How could you not use this as an excuse to attack Clearwire again? I mean, zero-ish ATT subscribers is worse than the couple million that VZW has, but the 6MM that Clearwire has is also a terrible, awful thing, right? 

    • Anonymous

      To be honest with you, Clearwire is an also-ran at this point and doesn’t even really warrant a mention. Thanks for bringing them up though.

  • Shoobe01

    How could you not use this as an excuse to attack Clearwire again? I mean, zero-ish ATT subscribers is worse than the couple million that VZW has, but the 6MM that Clearwire has is also a terrible, awful thing, right? 

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