AT&T has expanded its 4G LTE network further throughout the greater Washington, D.C., area, bringing more customers the latest generation of wireless network technology, specifically in Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties and in Northern Virginia.
AT&T launched 4G LTE in Washington, D.C., and its immediate suburbs at the end of last year, and as part of its ongoing rollout across the region, continued expansion into the College Park area of Prince George’s County earlier this year. Now, customers as far as Sterling will experience fast 4G LTE speeds.
LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Customers can stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.
AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets, such as the HTC One X, Samsung Focus 2, Nokia Lumia 900, Samsung Galaxy Note and Pantech Element tablet.
LTE technology offers lower latency, or the processing time it takes to move data through a network, such as how long it takes to start downloading a webpage or file once you’ve sent the request. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming, two-way video calling and telemedicine.
Wireless spectrum is a finite resource, and LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating more space to carry data traffic and services and to deliver a better network experience.
“We’ve seen positive response from customers on our 4G LTE launch in the Washington region, and as today’s expansion shows, we’re continuing our rollout of fast LTE speeds to more areas of the greater Washington, D.C., community,” said Rob Forsyth, vice president and general manager for AT&T in the greater Washington/Baltimore area.