AT&T sent out a press release today announcing that they’ve flipped the switch on their super fast LTE networks in five new cities: Detroit, Honolulu, Seattle, Pittsburgh, and Portland. Cult of Android has another three cities to add to that list, including Birmingham, Memphis, and Sacramento. I will add Anchorage, AK.
The new faster networks will allow that iPhone 5 you pick up on Friday to access video and music streams, not to mention websites and email, at much higher speeds than the current 3G networks can handle. Your city may be part of the eight new cities to get LTE from AT&T tonight, or it may get LTE in the coming days and weeks; it’s fairly plausible that AT&T will continue to roll out the LTE now that the most popular Apple device is being unleashed upon the thronging masses.
Our own sister site, Cult of Android, has the scoop on the specific eight cities, and I personally got an email from my local AT&T, touting LTE service in my current hometown of Anchorage, AK.
I found it rather funny that the company is bringing LTE to Anchorage, as there have been devices with LTE capability sold here for a while now. Seems as if the iPhone 5 is yet again the impetus for some significant technology upgrades, at least in my local area.
I can’t wait for the faster network speeds, and I’m hoping my grandfathered unlimited data plan will carry over to this one. What are your hopes, fears, or plans for the new, faster iPhone data speeds?