AT&T 4G LTE coverage doubles in 2012

More expansion planned


After announcing a new $14 billion investment in expanding its wired and wireless networks over the next three years earlier this month, AT&T now finds itself ahead of the game.

On Friday, AT&T reported its 4G LTE network now reaches 150 million customers, which is more than double the number Ma Bell had at the end of 2011.

Now available in 103 different markets, AT&T's 4G LTE coverage continues its rapid expansion in the wake of LTE-compatible smartphone releases like the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Nokia Lumia 920.

Aggressive growth

exponential growth the smartphone market has seen, the carrier may well reach those numbers with time to spare.

expanding its 4G LTE coverage.

The race for the most comprehensive 4G LTE coverage in the U.S. will undoubtedly heat up in the coming months, and it'll be interesting to watch the carriers battle for customers searching for the fastest, morst quality wireless connection well into 2013.