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AT&T turns on LTE wireless network in Tacoma area

Post by Kathleen Cooper / The News Tribune on Nov. 14, 2012 at 10:28 am |
November 14, 2012 10:28 am

AT&T announced today it has turned on its 4G LTE network in the Tacoma area, two months after it became available in Seattle.

The expanded coverage is now available in Tacoma, Federal Way, Auburn, Lakewood, Puyallup and several other nearby cities, according to a news release.

LTE stands for “long term evolution” and is considered the gold standard for wireless speed. LTE users can stream, download and upload faster on LTE, as well as make better use of the latest gadgets. Read this Mashable piece for more detail about how LTE is different from other networks.

Over the past five years, AT&T invested more than $115 billion into operations and into acquiring spectrum and other assets to enhance its wireless and wired networks, according to the news release. AT&T is working to catch up with Verizon, which led the way in building a 4G LTE network.

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