AT&T tests 4G LTE

New wireless icon as tests continue, full rollout TBA

AT&T customers with LTE-enabled smartphones may have noticed a new icon for their 4G service — 4G LTE.

The telecom is switching its Juneau broadband service to Long Term Evolution at some as yet unknown date. However, AT&T spokesperson Andy Colley said tests would continue until rollout.

"AT&T has not officially launched 4G LTE in Juneau," Colley said. "We've been actively testing 4G LTE in Juneau for several days, and customers with 4G LTE-capable devices may have seen areas where 4G LTE was live on their phone."

LTE is considered a step up in speed from its current HSPA+ broadband technology. HSPA+ bridged AT&T's 3G network to long term evolution.

AT&T recently announced it made $650 million in investments across Alaska since 2010. Some of those dollars were spent in Juneau. AT&T's ongoing tests of its new LTE system come courtesy of nearly 25 wireless network upgrades in Juneau in 2012, Colley said.

Customers are encouraged to comment as the tests take affect.

For more information on or to comment about AT&T's LTE rollout in Juneau visit www.corp.att.com/alaska.

• Contact reporter Russell Stigall at 523-2276 or at russell.stigall@juneauempire.com.

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