April 3, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
AT&T has announced another round of locations that can expect to receive an upgrade to its 4G LTE network soon. Beginning Sunday April 8, 2012, AT&T’s LTE network will officially expand to Bloomington and Muncie, Indiana. Both areas in the Hoosier State will see faster speeds and better coverage as the network rolls out.
“We continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network in Bloomington [& Muncie] responds to what customers want from their mobile experience — more, faster, on the best devices,” said Brian Ducharme, vice president and general manager, AT&T Indiana and Michigan, in a statement.
Also being treated to some 4G goodness is Bryan-College Station, Texas. AT&T released another statement revealing plans to offer LTE to the home of Texas A&M University, but it did not provide an exact date. AT&T South Texas VP Chris Penrose said the launch would be “very soon” and that the company was aiming to deliver service across the city.
AT&T surrendered much of the early LTE advantage to Verizon, which is far and away the largest 4G LTE carrier, but the company is aiming to cover ground in major markets and some small to mid markets. In April, May, and early summer, the network plans to deliver LTE to the following markets.
- Naples, Fla.
- Bloomington, Lafayette and Muncie, Ind.
- Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La.
- St. Louis, Mo
- Akron, Canton and Cleveland, Ohio
- Staten Island in New York City