The US hasn't always had the best history when it comes to wireless networking technology.
From the use of CDMA networks to slow uptake of 3G broadband, those of us in the States often lag behind when it comes to the latest and greatest in mobile technology. So anytime a major carrier launches a new network technology, it is good news.
AT&T is to go live this weekend with an LTE wireless broadband network in five US cities, with plans to expand to 15 cities in the coming months. The network will cover some 70 million people, the company estimates.
That number is still a minority of the US population, and those in rural or isolated areas still won't be getting coverage any time soon, but getting the major metropolitan areas covered is a good start.
And those of you who like rumours and speculation should also note that the rollout comes just weeks before Apple is believed to be introducing the next version of the iPhone, which is rumoured to include, among other things, LTE connectivity.
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