AT&T is turning up the heat on Verizon by rolling out its LTE network at a blistering pace. The wireless carrier announced today that it now offers LTE connectivity to 220 million people in 328 markets around the nation. It will hit 300 million POPs by the end of 2014, with most of those people (270 million) getting LTE in 2013.
AT&T is picking up the pace, but Verizon still leads AT&T in terms of coverage, with an LTE network that covers 500 markets. Almost all of its existing CDMA network now has LTE coverage. The carrier now is starting to focus on improving its network speeds as well as as rolling out VoLTE as it moves its voice calls away from its CDMA network and on to its LTE network.