AT&T Now Has 19 More Locations with ‘4G’ HSPA+, including New York City and LA



The news that AT&T was finally getting serious about launching its late-to-the-game LTE service got us thinking about AT&T’s HSPA+ rollout map, the hunt-and-see game where you try to find active HSPA+ markets by rolling your cursor over a map (instead, of say, reading a list off a press release). If you remember in our first discovery the map wasn’t very active, with only 10 active HSPA+ markets (and at the time no HSPA+ compatible phones).

So how’s AT&T doing now? Apparently all that heaven and earth moving is reaping benefits — by our count there are 19 new cities or regions now designated as “active” with HSPA+ services. As usual with AT&T network performance your mileage may vary. But our new list includes the following locales:

California towns:
– Greater Los Angeles area
– San Diego
– Sacramento
– Bakersfield
– Modesto

Texas:
– San Antonio
– Austin

Florida:
– Jacksonville
– Tampa

Other towns and regions:
– Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
– Hartford, Conn.
– Syracuse, N.Y.
– Greater New York City
– Southern New England
– Eastern Pennsylvania
– St. Louis, Mo.
– Kansas City
– “Michigan”
– Anchorage, Ak

What does this mean for the AT&T ‘4G’ customer? Well now there are more places where you may, might, kinda not sure but maybe, might get some faster network performance. As AT&T says itself when you ask how fast its 4G is:

Just how fast is AT&T 4G?
With enhanced backhaul AT&T is seeing network speeds up to approximately 6 Mbps. Actual speeds experienced will vary and depend on several factors, including location, device, environment, and capacity. LTE is expected to deliver even faster speeds.

The money quote: “Actual speeds experienced will vary.” True dat.

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