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AT&T 4G LTE spreads to over a dozen new markets

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AT&T has announced another quick rollout of 4G LTE to new markets. We’ve got over a dozen new markets being lit up with service, so don’t take too much time perusing this list to see if your city made the cut:

  • El Centro and Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.
  • Jasper, Ind.
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Danville, Richmond and Somerset, Ky.
  • Cadillac and Niles-Benton Harbor, Mich.
  • Tunica, Miss.; East Liverpool, Ohio
  • Erie and New Castle. Pa.
  • Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian, Fajardo and Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Barre and Burlington, Vt.
  • Wheeling, W.Va.
  • La Crosse, Wis.

It wasn’t long ago that AT&T caught up to Verizon and surpassed 500 market launches, and their network is just as fast and reliable as anyone else’s. That’s impressive work, though we shouldn’t be surprised considering over $100 billion worth of work went into this thing since 2007. Be sure to fire up your 4G LTE device and test the new network out if you haven’t already.

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Verizon LTE network expansion goes live in many U.S. cities, others ready tomorrow

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Verizon has announced the launch of a bunch of brand new LTE markets today, in addition to some expansions planned for tomorrow. The newly-launched Verizon LTE markets include:

  • American Falls, Idaho
  • Americus, Georgia
  • Aspen-Snowmass, Colorado
  • Billing and Helena, Montana
  • Bremerton, Colorado
  • Coffeyvilley, Kansas
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Ellijay, Georgia
  • Emporia, Kansas
  • Greely Colorado
  • Lawrence, Kansas
  • Marion County, Ohio
  • Moultry, Georgia
  • Merced, California
  • Pueblo, Colorado
  • Richmond, Indiana
  • Silverdale, Colorado
  • Statesboro, Georgia
  • Tifton, Georgia

 

A few more expansions on existing LTE zones are planned to go live tomorrow, some of which we had heard about last week. They are…

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Verizon 4G LTE expands to over a dozen new locations

 

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Verizon has continued their crazy fast expansion of 4G LTE network coverage this week with over a dozen new markets or locations. More LTE markets can only be a good thing, especially if you're one of the millions who recently picked up a Samsung Galaxy SIII (S3) on Big Red. Here's a full list of the locations that went live this week:

  • Communities near St. Louis, Missouri
  • Richmond, Indiana
  • Rochester, New York (network enhancements)
  • Sunbury, Pennsylvania
  • Stroudsberg, Pennsylvania
  • Pottsville, Pennsylvania
  • Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Jackson County, Michigan
  • Syracuse, New York (network enhancements)
  • Binghamton, New York (network enhancements)
  • Greene County, New York (network enhancements)

With this rate of growth in the Verizon 4G LTE network, it's going to be hard for AT&T to catch up — and seemingly impossible for Sprint

Source: Verizon News Center

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Malls halt cellphone-tracking experiment after complaint from Senator Schumer

As you may have heard last week, two US malls (the Promenade Temecula in Southern California and Short Pump Town Center in Richmond, Virginia) decided to conduct a little experiment this holiday shopping season, in which they employed some cellphone-tracking technology in an effort to learn more about individuals’ shopping patterns. That technology came from Path Intelligence, which has previously outfitted UK malls with the system, and assures folks that it only detects cellphone signals, and is unable to gather phone numbers or other personal data. Those assurances apparently weren’t enough for US Senator Chuck Schumer, however, who sent letters to both the FTC and the CEO of Path Intelligence, complaining that the tracking was “simply unreasonable,” and that a “shopper should not have to choose between the ability to be in touch with friends and family in case of emergency and safeguarding her privacy.” While it’s unclear if it’s in direct response to the Senator’s letter, the company that owns both malls has reportedly shut down the tracking systems after only a day of use, although it isn’t commenting publicly on the matter just yet. You can find Senator Schumer’s full statement at the source link below.

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T-Mobile doubles 4G speed in 56 markets

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T-Mobile increased the theoretical speed of its 4G network in 56 markets throughout the United States to a blistering 42 Mbps, which TMo calls, appropriately enough, HSPA+ 42. That brings its 4G coverage to more than 170 million people in 152 markets.

The markets getting the increase are:

Laredo, Texas Lynchburg, Va. Manchester, N.H.
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. New Haven, Conn. Ogden, Utah
Providence, R.I. Provo, Utah Raleigh-Cary, N.C.
Redding, Calif. Reno-Sparks, Nev. Richmond, Va.
Roanoke, Va. Rockford, Ill. Salem, Ore.
Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Spartanburg, S.C. State College, Pa.
Tallahassee, Fla. Terre Haute, Ind. Tucson, Ariz.
Washington, D.C. Wichita Falls, Texas Winchester, Va.
Winston-Salem, N.C. Worcester, Mass. York, Pa.

Quite the list, eh? Remember that the 42 Mbps are theoretical speeds, so you’ll likely not hit that ceiling unless you’re in a T-Mobile lab somewhere. But we’ll take a ceiling like that any day of the week. You’ll also need a 42 Mbps-capable phone — the HTC Sensation 4G and myTouch 4G Slide fit that bill.

Full press release is after the break.

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