According to the Pioneer Press…
The carrier has begun offering its next-generation data service via technology called Long Term Evolution, or LTE, at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. This means travelers with LTE-ready handsets can see download speeds of up to 20 megabits per second — that is, plenty fast.
What’s more, AT&T is committing to offering LTE service throughout the Twin Cities by roughly Thanksgiving.
They also report that Verizon has been offering these sort of speeds for a while. So AT&T is catching up. It’s good news for folks in the Twin Cities.
It may also be an example of what a little competition can do for the market. To be fair, if Verizon has been offering this for a while this is hardly a reactionary move but it does seem that once one player ups his game, the others follow.
And since it’s on topic, it seems like I ought to mention a free webinar on business apps for smartphones that’s happening today (Friday Sep 7, 2012) at noon. All are welcome. It’s sponsored by MNREM (Minnesota Renewable Energy Marketplace) at part of the MIRC (Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities) initiative.
Friday, September 7th:: Noon to 1:00 :: Make Your Smartphone a Business Powertool
Have you been thinking that your phone is smarter than you are? You just need to have the right tools to help you take control and make the most of the potentially powerful tool at your fingertips. Join us for a fast-paced introduction to a number of smartphone applications that will help you conduct business and/or make your life easier through your smartphone. At the end of the webinar we will poll folks about which applications we should feature in depth in future sessions. (Register)