Originally published: January 5, 2012
Last updated: January 5, 2012 - 5:15pm
AT&T said it is ahead of schedule with expanding its higher-speed network, with the system now available in cities including New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The network, using LTE, technology, covers 74 million consumers, more than the 70 million the company had targeted, said John Stankey, AT&T’s head of business solutions. It is available in 26 cities and the rollout will be largely completed by the end of 2013, he said. AT&T trails larger rival Verizon Wireless, whose LTE network covers more than 200 million people. The carriers are seeking to increase speeds as consumers increasingly use mobile devices to browse the Web, watch video and stream music.