AT&T announced Thursday that it has further expanded its 4G LTE network coverage in the United States.

The latest market additions notably include Phoenix, Ariz., as well as parts of Avondale, Goodyear, and Litchfield Park. The carrier said it invested nearly $700 million in Arizona wireless and wireline networks from 2009 through 2012.

Coverage also thickened in the east, where AT&T’s 4G LTE now blankets Hartford County, Conn., as well as parts of Avon, Bloomfield, Enfield, Farmington, Granby, New Britain, Simsbury, Suffield, West Hartford, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.

AT&T even switched on 4G LTE in Lincoln, Neb. and Lubbock, Texas and brought its total number of live markets to 147. The carrier revealed it now offers LTE to 174 million people across the United States, with plans to reach 300 million people by year-end 2014.

Earlier this week, AT&T also announced three new markets and a few more expansions in the following areas:

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AT&T 4G LTE Expands in Phoenix

More customers to benefit from ultra-fast mobile Internet on the latest LTE devices

AT&T* has expanded its 4G LTE network in Phoenix, bringing more customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T launched 4G LTE in Phoenix on January 5, 2012, and the expanded coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the market.

AT&T 4G LTE coverage now includes parts of Avondale, Goodyear and Litchfield Park.

Watch here to see several of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, including:

  • Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G**. Customers can stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.
  • Cool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets.
  • Faster response time. LTE technology offers lower latency, or the processing time it takes to move data through a network, such as how long it takes to start downloading a webpage or file once you’ve sent the request. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming, two-way video calling and telemedicine.
  • More efficient use of spectrum. Wireless spectrum is a finite resource, and LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating more space to carry data traffic and services and to deliver a better network experience.

AT&T invested nearly $700 million in its Arizona wireless and wireline networks from 2009 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of its networks.

“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 Phoenix,” said Jerry Fuentes, president of AT&T Arizona and New Mexico. “Consumers are asking for more from the technology they use in their daily lives, and we are investing to meet and exceed their needs.”

AT&T 4G LTE Expands in Hartford County

More customers to benefit from ultra-fast mobile Internet on the latest LTE devices

AT&T* has expanded its 4G LTE network in Hartford County, bringing more customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T launched 4G LTE in Hartford in September 2012, and the expanded coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the market.

AT&T 4G LTE coverage now includes parts of Avon, Bloomfield, Enfield, Farmington, Granby, New Britain, Simsbury, Suffield, West Hartford, Windsor and Windsor Locks.

Watch here to see several of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, including:

  • Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G**. Customers can stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.
  • Cool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets.
  • Faster response time. LTE technology offers lower latency, or the processing time it takes to move data through a network, such as how long it takes to start downloading a webpage or file once you’ve sent the request. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming, two-way video calling and telemedicine.
  • More efficient use of spectrum. Wireless spectrum is a finite resource, and LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating more space to carry data traffic and services and to deliver a better network experience.

“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 Hartford County,” said Rodney Smith, President, AT&T Connecticut.