AT&T users in Hernando County can look forward to faster Internet access with the company’s local launch of 4G LTE Wednesday.
LTE, which stands for “Long Term Evolution,” is 4G technology, and provides web browsing at speeds 10 times faster than 3G networks, according to AT&T. The technology achieves the faster speeds by reducing processing time and using less space on the wireless spectrum.
AT&T users must have a 4G LTE device to take advantage of the new service, such as a smartphone, tablet, mobile hotspot or laptop card.
AT&T introduced the new technology in Tampa on Feb. 15. The faster service will now be offered in most areas of Brooksville, Weeki Wachee and Spring Hill.
AT&T spokeswoman Michele Money-Carson said 4G will help users stream online content, send emails and download materials faster than ever before.
In an AT&T news release, the company’s Florida president Marshall Criser said AT&T has “seen positive response from customers on our 4G LTE launch, and as today’s expansion show, we’re continuing our rollout of fast 4G LTE speeds to more areas of Hernando County.”
According to coverage maps, metroPCS and Verizon already offer 4G LTE Wireless in areas throughout Hernando County.