AT&T’s 4G LTE spotted in Los Angeles


ATamp;amp;Ts 4G LTE network was spotted Saturday night in the Los Angeles area, just more than a day after it was available to the San Francisco Bay Area.

ATamp;T’s 4G LTE network was spotted Saturday night in the Los Angeles area, just more than a day after it was available to the San Francisco Bay Area.

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More than a day since it surfaced in San Francisco, ATT’s new  4G LTE network now seems to be also available in the Los Angeles area.

Our editor Jessica Dolcut noticed the 4G LTE icon on her phone in the city of angels just about an hour ago. A quick speed test with Speedtest.net app showed that she got the download speed of around 15Mbps and upload speed of some 7Mbps.

These are very high number, comparable to those of mid-range broadband plan from cable provider, such as Comcast. If these numbers are consistent, which they seem to have been so far comparing what we’ve seen in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Verizon might no longer claim that it has the fastest 4G network in the U.S. anymore.

ATT has only promised that 4G LTE would be available in New York area by the end of the year, without mentioning when it will be available in Northern and Southern California, making this exciting news for ATT users. The fact that the company’s “true” 4G, as opposed to its 4G masquerade, network has been spotted in both cities suggests that the company’s plan to roll out the new and faster service has gone better than expected.

If you’re around Los Angeles and have an ATT smartphone that supports 4G, let us know in the comment if you pickup the 4G LTE signal and how fast of a connection you get.

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