July 26, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
AT&T 4G LTE is taking its talents to South Beach. AT&T announced today that its 4G LTE network has officially launched in Miami, and it has extended the good fortune to residents in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach as well. Further up the coast, the company announced expansions in other areas already covered.
South Florida residents in select areas should start seeing faster speeds provided that they have a 4G LTE-capable device. AT&T’s LTE network is only compatible with phones like the HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Ion, and other devices released this year. Suburban areas of the main cities in the tri-county area may not see faster speeds, but users in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach proper may see speeds ranging from 5 to 12 Mbps (performance will vary).
AT&T also launched 4G LTE service in areas surrounding Worcester, Mass., and expanded in other areas of Massachusetts. Service launched for the first time in Worcester and the nearby areas of Auburn, Boylston, Grafton, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Oxford, Northborough, North Oxford, Paxton, Shrewsbury, Westborough and West Boylston. AT&T expanded the network footprint of the Boston area to support MetroWest, North Shore, and South Shore areas, extending coverage to Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk and Plymouth counties.
In the mid-Atlantic region, LTE service was expanded in areas of D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Coverage has been extended into the D.C. suburbs and Prince George’s County area, so customers “as far as Sterling” should see faster service. The greater Balitmore and Anne Arundel Counties, as well as Ellicott City also saw the switch flipped today.