quote: Another general issue with AT&T's network is general lack of coverage. AT&T's 4G covers 70 million people, while Verizon's covers 160 million -- approximately half of the nation.
quote: The wireless carrier intends to launch new networks based on LTE, or long-term evolution, in an additional 15 markets by the end of the year, at which time the new technology is expected to be available to 70 million Americans. However, Verizon Wireless already has a significant lead over AT&T when it comes to LTE network deployments. AT&T's rival introduced its first LTE network last December and already covers an area encompassing more than 160 million Americans. What's more, Verizon expects to have 185 million Americans within the carrier's LTE coverage zones by the end of this year.