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AT&T Launches New 4G LTE Service in Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Georgia, West Virginia

Ten more markets have access to AT&T‘s speedy 4G LTE network.

The cities include Martha’s Vineyard, Mass; Durant, Enid, Ardmore-Ada and Ponca City, Okla.; Charleston, W.Va.; Cedartown and Rome, Ga.; and Arkadelphia and Russellville, Ark. The wireless giant expects to have LTE service in 400 markets by the end of the year, with nationwide expansion complete by the middle of next year.

Verizon was the first to debut a 4G LTE network, but AT&T has rapidly been catching up. The two have been having a war of words as to whose network is the most reliable.

All of the major U.S. carriers have been actively buying up spectrum or have been rumored to be pursuing new acquisition targets in order to expand their LTE networks and to be able to offer more high-speed services. Sprint just closed a deal to buy Clearwire, T-Mobile wrapped its purchase of MetroPCS and AT&T announced a deal to buy Leap Wireless and its Cricket Communications brand.

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