AT&T to Flip the 4G LTE Switch in Several New Markets, Even Kalamazoo

Yes, there really is a Kalamazoo, as shops in the Michigan city like to point out on touristy T-shirts (I should know, I live in the Kalamazoo area). And yes, AT&T's 4G LTE service is now available in Kalamazoo, offering residents mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. It's one of several cities in which AT&T has either just activated 4G LTE, or plans to do so in the coming months.

AT&T is feverishly trying to catch up with Verizon Wireless, the market leader in terms of 4G LTE coverage, which covers almost 500 markets. Many of the cities AT&T announced today -- including Lake City, Texarkana, New Iberia, Spokane, Batavia, Asheville, and a whole bunch more -- will be beneficiaries of the wireless carrier's 4G LTE expansion later this summer.

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Ma Bell is also concentrating its efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area, where it expanded coverage to include parts of San Rafael, Pittsburg, Antioch, Livermore, Brentwood, and Novato.

"We've seen positive response from customers on our 4G LTE launch, and as today's expansion shows, we're continuing our rollout of fast 4G LTE speeds to more areas of the San Francisco Bay Area," said Terry Stenzel , AT&T Vice President and General Manager for Northern California and Northern Nevada.

All tallied, AT&T so far has announced over 70 new markets where it plans to roll out 4G LTE service.