AT&T has announced that St. Louis will soon join its list of markets where the carrier’s wireless broadband service will be available.
Kansas City got AT&T’s long term evolution, or LTE, technology service in November. St. Louis, Naples, Fla., the Indiana markets in Bloomington, Lafayette and Muncie, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., the Ohio communities of Akron, Canton and Cleveland, College Station, Texas, and Staten Island in New York City will also get AT&T’s LTE coverage in April, May or early summer.
The so-called 4G, or fourth generation, technology for moving data to mobile devices has become an increasingly important selling point for cellular companies. AT&T and Sprint have generally lagged behind No. 1 carrier Verizon Wireless in deploying 4G networks. But availability can vary widely from carrier to carrier and from location to location.