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3G slowing you down? AT&T has announced the roll-out of 4G LTE wireless service in 50 new markets by the end of the year. The markets include several cities in the states of Illinois, Missouri, Texas, and Wisconsin, as well as within many other states (see list below). The rollout will even reach far west to our Hawaiian Islands including Kauai and The Big Island.

The faster fourth-generation LTE (Long Term Evolution) network from AT&T will most certainly give you a boost when you’re streaming video, downloading and uploading data, and playing video games over the internet.

The AT&T 4G LTE network, according to the company, currently covers over 225 million people and 370 markets. Those numbers will increase as the network expands the service to 270 million people and over 400 markets.

AT&T says they’ve also deployed HSPA+ technology throughout their mobile Internet networks, to improve 3G speeds where 4G is not available. HSPA+ (also known as Evolved HSPA), allows data rates up to 84 Mbps downlink and 10.8 Mbps upload.

If you don’t have 4G LTE already, check the list below to see if it’s headed your way.

AT&T markets to add 4G LTE service by the end of 2013:

  1. Fairbanks, AK
  2. Dothan, AL
  3. Selma, AL
  4. Redding, CA
  5. Durango, CO
  6. Pueblo, CO
  7. Tifton, GA
  8. Waycross, GA
  9. Kauai, HI
  10. The Big Island, HI
  11. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
  12. Twin Falls, ID
  13. Lewiston, ID-WA
  14. Decatur, IL
  15. Kankakee-Bradley, IL
  16. Peoria, IL
  17. Paducah, KY-IL
  18. Alexandria, LA
  19. Lake Charles, LA
  20. Lewiston-Auburn, ME
  21. Battle Creek, MI
  22. Jackson, MI
  23. Joplin, MO
  24. Poplar Bluff, MO
  25. Rolla, MO
  26. Brookhaven, MS
  27. McComb, MS
  28. Natchez, MS-LA
  29. Kalispell, MT
  30. Greenville, NC
  31. Jacksonville, NC
  32. Fargo, ND-MN
  33. Elmira, NY
  34. Utica-Rome, NY
  35. Portsmouth, OH
  36. Sandusky, OH
  37. East Stroudsburg, PA
  38. Pottsville, PA
  39. Abilene, TX
  40. Amarillo, TX
  41. Longview, TX
  42. Marshall, TX
  43. San Angelo, TX
  44. Tyler, TX
  45. Port Angeles, WA
  46. Appleton, WI
  47. Fond du Lac, WI
  48. Oshkosh-Neenah, WI
  49. Gillette, WY
  50. Sheridan, WY

Source: AT&T

Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot has a background in web development and design, as well as working in broadcast television as a studio engineer, lighting director and editor. He frequently writes about technology, broadcasting, digital entertainment, and the internet.