More than a day after it surfaced in San Francisco, AT&T's 4G LTE network now seems to be available in the Los Angeles area, as well.
CNET editor Jessica Dolcourt noticed the 4G LTE icon on her phone in the City of Angels just about an hour ago. A quick speed test with the Speedtest.net app showed that she got download speeds of around 15Mbps and upload speeds of some 7Mbps.
These are very high numbers, comparable with those of mid-range broadband plans from cable providers such as Comcast. If these numbers are consistent, which they seem to have been so far comparing what we've seen in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Verizon might get a run for its money for fast 4G.
AT&T has only promised that 4G LTE would be available in the New York area by the end of the year, without mentioning when it will be available in Northern and Southern California, making this exciting news for AT&T users. The fact that the company's "true" 4G (as opposed to its 4G masquerade) network has been spotted in both cities suggests that the company's plan to roll out the new and faster service has gone better than expected.
If you're around Los Angeles and have an AT&T smartphone that supports 4G, let us know in the comments if you pick up the 4G LTE signal and how fast of a connection you get.