AT&T Coverage Map

Stetson Doggett
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Stetson Doggett
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Updated:
June 13, 2024

Does AT&T have good coverage?

Use the interactive maps below to check AT&T coverage in your area.

You can also download the free Coverage Map app for iPhone and Android to compare cellular coverage between carriers.

Map Key:
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Great coverage = stream 4K videos, video call, use your phone to its fullest potential
Good coverage = stream 480p videos, browse social media, stream music, use the web
Poor coverage = make phone calls, send a text
*The Estimated Coverage Map is created with coverage data from the FCC

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AT&T Coverage Quick Stats

Here are fast facts about AT&T's coverage:

  • AT&T has the most coverage in the U.S.
  • Total coverage: 78.1%
  • Total square miles covered: 2,602,364
  • Total population covered: 330 million people (99.0%)
  • 5G coverage: 43.3%
  • 5G square miles covered: 1,444,381
  • Population covered by 5G: 300 million people (90.0%)

The above statistics come from our analysis of the FCC signal strength data as well as from AT&T directly.

AT&T Coverage Overview

AT&T is one of the major cell phone carriers in the United States.

AT&T is known as a mobile network operator, or MNO. 

An MNO is any cell phone carrier that builds and operates its own network. MNOs put up cell towers, purchase spectrum licenses from the FCC, install networking equipment, and develop their own network cores.

AT&T has three main networks:

  1. AT&T 4G LTE (sometimes will show as AT&T 5Ge in your phone's status bar)
  2. AT&T 5G
  3. AT&T 5G+

AT&T 4G LTE / 5Ge

The AT&T 4G LTE network is the largest network in the United States, covering 78.1% of the country and over 99% of Americans. AT&T brands its LTE network as "AT&T 5Ge" in some areas, which is misleading. Even though your phone's status bar will show "5Ge," in reality you are connected to LTE.

AT&T 5G

AT&T 5G is AT&T's low-band 5G network. It covers 43.3% of the country and reaches over 300 million people, about 90.0% of the U.S. population. Speeds on AT&T 5G are about the same as on AT&T LTE.

AT&T 5G+

AT&T 5G+ is the more impressive network AT&T offers. It uses C-band and mmWave 5G spectrum to deliver fast data speeds and exceptional performance. The fastest download speed ever reported on AT&T 5G+ on the crowd-sourced speed test map is 2,511 Mbps down.

The C-band and mmWave 5G radio waves do not travel as far as low-band 5G radio waves. As a result, AT&T 5G+ only covers about 175 million people right now. That is 52.7% of Americans.

How to Check AT&T Coverage

AT&T publishes its own coverage map of its 4G LTE and 5G networks.

However, sometimes AT&T’s map can be… overly optimistic.

Consider checking out our estimated AT&T coverage map and verified coverage AT&T coverage map at the top of this page to see what AT&T coverage and performance are truly like in your area.

You can also download the free Coverage Map app for iPhone and Android.

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What network does AT&T use?

AT&T uses their own nationwide 4G LTE and 5G networks to provide coverage.

AT&T 5G Coverage

ATT 5G coverage map

AT&T has the most 5G coverage in the United States right now.

AT&T 5G covers 43.3% of the U.S., which is more than T-Mobile (36.0%) and well ahead of Verizon (14.5%).

Keep in mind that most of AT&T’s 5G coverage is their low-band 5G, which gets about the same speeds as LTE. Just over 290 million people are covered by AT&T's low-band 5G network.

AT&T’s 5G+ network is their faster network and uses new 5G technologies, such as C-Band spectrum and mmWave, to boast substantially faster speeds. Roughly 175 million people are covered by AT&T 5G+. It is also common to find AT&T 5G+ at airports and sports arenas because it has the capacity to handle many more people.

If you haven’t tried AT&T’s network in a while, it may be worth taking advantage of Cricket’s 7-day 3GB free trial offer to test the service in your area.

Cricket is owned by AT&T and uses AT&T network for service, so you’d get the same speeds and coverage you can expect from AT&T directly. 

AT&T LTE Coverage

ATT LTE coverage map

AT&T’s LTE network is nationwide and covers over 99% of the U.S. population.

AT&T Coverage by State

AT&T has a robust nationwide network that covers 78.1% of the United States.

But how good is the coverage in each state?

Here's a detailed look at how much of each state AT&T covers, as well as the excellent, great, and good coverage areas in each state. This data comes from the FCC.

Sate Area Covered (sq km) Total Percent Covered Great Coverage Good Coverage Poor Coverage
Alabama 127,807 95.5% 31.8% 24.8% 39.0%
Alaska 76,215 8.4% 0.9% 1.5% 5.9%
Arizona 232,254 80.9% 17.9% 25.1% 38.0%
Arkansas 123,258 89.5% 23.4% 25.3% 40.8%
California 290,110 74.9% 23.1% 25.4% 26.5%
Colorado 233,583 86.7% 18.0% 26.3% 42.4%
Connecticut 12,825 99.5% 49.0% 28.4% 22.1%
Delaware 5,157 98.1% 65.8% 23.2% 9.1%
District of Columbia 177 100.0% 98.0% 2.0% 0.0%
Florida 129,902 93.7% 43.1% 24.0% 26.6%
Georgia 144,030 94.4% 31.2% 24.2% 39.0%
Hawaii 12,464 74.9% 19.6% 20.5% 34.8%
Idaho 122,556 56.8% 13.4% 16.2% 27.2%
Illinois 145,171 99.5% 44.4% 33.5% 21.6%
Indiana 93,150 99.4% 52.1% 28.1% 19.2%
Iowa 133,006 91.3% 30.9% 26.2% 34.1%
Kansas 211,410 99.2% 38.1% 35.2% 25.8%
Kentucky 95,928 91.7% 26.9% 25.7% 39.1%
Louisiana 115,463 95.6% 40.9% 24.1% 30.6%
Maine 41,902 69.9% 12.6% 19.6% 37.7%
Maryland 26,131 93.5% 51.1% 25.3% 17.2%
Massachusetts 20,836 99.0% 47.7% 29.1% 22.2%
Michigan 139,122 92.3% 43.0% 20.8% 28.6%
Minnesota 202,445 96.1% 38.2% 30.9% 27.0%
Mississippi 117,415 95.1% 33.1% 24.4% 37.6%
Missouri 177,952 98.5% 42.8% 28.8% 26.9%
Montana 267,968 70.4% 15.1% 20.8% 34.5%
Nebraska 190,094 94.9% 22.5% 37.7% 34.7%
Nevada 187,944 65.6% 11.7% 22.2% 31.7%
New Hampshire 20,917 88.9% 33.7% 30.7% 24.5%
New Jersey 19,585 99.6% 69.3% 17.9% 12.4%
New Mexico 274,060 87.8% 26.4% 28.9% 32.5%
New York 111,916 88.8% 31.0% 23.9% 33.9%
North Carolina 113,792 87.9% 27.4% 24.3% 36.2%
North Dakota 180,971 98.8% 34.8% 37.2% 26.8%
Ohio 105,666 98.9% 59.2% 24.7% 15.0%
Oklahoma 170,337 94.3% 41.1% 29.2% 24.0%
Oregon 159,645 64.7% 14.3% 16.1% 34.2%
Pennsylvania 109,967 93.7% 41.4% 25.3% 27.0%
Rhode Island 2,831 99.6% 60.5% 25.5% 13.7%
South Carolina 77,516 96.4% 40.1% 25.2% 31.1%
South Dakota 196,016 97.9% 35.7% 36.0% 26.2%
Tennessee 102,316 93.9% 32.9% 23.4% 37.6%
Texas 639,511 93.3% 29.5% 30.3% 33.5%
Utah 195,809 89.6% 27.4% 27.9% 34.2%
Vermont 21,497 86.3% 16.4% 28.7% 41.2%
Virginia 88,725 84.6% 24.8% 20.2% 39.6%
Washington 125,575 75.8% 25.5% 21.6% 28.7%
West Virginia 44,993 71.7% 15.6% 17.5% 38.6%
Wisconsin 123,924 85.3% 32.2% 20.3% 32.8%
Wyoming 178,252 70.5% 9.9% 20.0% 40.7%

AT&T 5G Coverage by State

Here is a table that breaks down AT&T's 5G coverage in each state:

Sate Area Covered (sq km) Total 5G Coverage Great 5G Coverage Good 5G Coverage Poor 5G Coverage
Alabama 73,443 54.9% 12.5% 13.6% 28.8%
Alaska 26,233 2.9% 0.4% 0.4% 2.1%
Arizona 52,570 18.3% 4.2% 2.8% 11.3%
Arkansas 100,108 72.7% 16.3% 14.8% 41.6%
California 208,469 53.8% 15.5% 10.6% 27.8%
Colorado 79,728 29.6% 4.1% 4.2% 21.3%
Connecticut 10,358 80.4% 16.5% 20.1% 43.7%
Delaware 4,763 90.6% 29.1% 20.5% 41.1%
District of Columbia 177 100.0% 87.9% 10.9% 1.2%
Florida 115,370 83.2% 30.8% 14.9% 37.5%
Georgia 99,537 65.3% 13.1% 12.3% 39.9%
Hawaii 10,118 60.8% 15.9% 12.5% 32.4%
Idaho 34,843 16.1% 2.4% 2.5% 11.3%
Illinois 96,602 66.2% 19.1% 9.1% 38.1%
Indiana 81,754 87.2% 26.9% 17.0% 43.3%
Iowa 15,985 11.0% 1.6% 1.7% 7.7%
Kansas 110,343 51.8% 8.5% 8.5% 34.8%
Kentucky 51,619 49.4% 9.5% 8.9% 30.9%
Louisiana 91,822 76.0% 26.9% 12.1% 37.0%
Maine 28,424 47.4% 4.5% 9.8% 33.1%
Maryland 24,791 88.7% 29.3% 23.0% 36.4%
Massachusetts 17,207 81.8% 17.3% 19.7% 44.8%
Michigan 99,955 66.3% 17.9% 11.3% 37.1%
Minnesota 137,021 65.1% 14.4% 10.2% 40.4%
Mississippi 47,197 38.2% 6.4% 5.8% 26.0%
Missouri 118,436 65.6% 15.3% 14.3% 36.0%
Montana 122,991 32.3% 4.6% 5.7% 22.0%
Nebraska 13,816 6.9% 0.8% 0.8% 5.4%
Nevada 82,257 28.7% 6.5% 4.9% 17.3%
New Hampshire 4,621 19.7% 2.1% 3.6% 14.0%
New Jersey 17,850 90.8% 45.1% 18.2% 27.5%
New Mexico 110,624 35.4% 5.3% 5.0% 25.1%
New York 91,276 72.4% 16.6% 15.7% 40.1%
North Carolina 34,924 27.0% 2.9% 4.9% 19.1%
North Dakota 123,464 67.4% 12.5% 10.9% 44.0%
Ohio 99,346 93.0% 36.7% 23.9% 32.3%
Oklahoma 113,312 62.7% 18.8% 15.6% 28.3%
Oregon 40,174 16.3% 3.7% 3.1% 9.5%
Pennsylvania 92,557 78.9% 21.7% 21.8% 35.4%
Rhode Island 2,403 84.6% 23.6% 17.7% 43.3%
South Carolina 38,295 47.6% 9.8% 10.0% 27.8%
South Dakota 136,398 68.1% 14.2% 13.0% 40.9%
Tennessee 50,788 46.6% 8.9% 8.5% 29.3%
Texas 422,042 61.6% 15.6% 10.8% 35.2%
Utah 116,991 53.5% 9.5% 9.0% 35.0%
Vermont 3,052 12.3% 0.8% 1.4% 10.1%
Virginia 44,891 42.8% 7.6% 8.3% 26.9%
Washington 83,926 50.6% 12.0% 10.3% 28.4%
West Virginia 28,996 46.2% 8.4% 10.6% 27.2%
Wisconsin 49,537 34.1% 7.2% 6.5% 20.4%
Wyoming 79,528 31.5% 3.3% 5.7% 22.5%

AT&T Data Speeds by State

AT&T's median data download speeds ranged from 15.7 Mbps in Wyoming to up to 122.3 Mbps in Rhode Island. The median download speeds were between 7 Mbps in Mississippi to 15.4 Mbps in the District of Columbia. Median latency performance on AT&T's network ranged from 26 ms to 78 ms.

State AT&T Median Download Speeds AT&T Median Upload Speeds AT&T Median Latency
Alabama 47.0 Mbps 7.3 Mbps 40 ms
Alaska 16.9 Mbps 10.6 Mbps 67 ms
Arizona 42.2 Mbps 7.5 Mbps 43 ms
Arkansas 36.8 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 45 ms
California 52.3 Mbps 11.3 Mbps 35 ms
Colorado 55.1 Mbps 11.0 Mbps 45 ms
Connecticut 62.9 Mbps 9.1 Mbps 33 ms
Delaware 87.0 Mbps 8.4 Mbps 34 ms
District of Columbia 76.1 Mbps 15.4 Mbps 30 ms
Florida 82.2 Mbps 12.6 Mbps 34 ms
Georgia 52.3 Mbps 10.2 Mbps 30 ms
Hawaii 42.4 Mbps 10.5 Mbps 26 ms
Idaho 23.6 Mbps 7.2 Mbps 42 ms
Illinois 98.3 Mbps 13.0 Mbps 30 ms
Indiana 82.3 Mbps 11.8 Mbps 37 ms
Iowa 60.7 Mbps 7.2 Mbps 42 ms
Kansas 66.2 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 38 ms
Kentucky 51.1 Mbps 10.5 Mbps 58 ms
Louisiana 48.4 Mbps 10.4 Mbps 49 ms
Maine 36.6 Mbps 7.5 Mbps 47 ms
Maryland 68.4 Mbps 10.5 Mbps 30 ms
Massachusetts 74.6 Mbps 11.0 Mbps 33 ms
Michigan 101.2 Mbps 8.2 Mbps 32 ms
Minnesota 41.5 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 47 ms
Mississippi 30.6 Mbps 7.0 Mbps 58 ms
Missouri 51.4 Mbps 8.4 Mbps 38 ms
Montana 76.2 Mbps 11.1 Mbps 68 ms
Nebraska 66.8 Mbps 7.8 Mbps 51 ms
Nevada 114.9 Mbps 14.3 Mbps 29 ms
New Hampshire 45.0 Mbps 8.9 Mbps 42 ms
New Jersey 61.2 Mbps 10.4 Mbps 44 ms
New Mexico 20.6 Mbps 9.8 Mbps 55 ms
New York 67.7 Mbps 13.1 Mbps 38 ms
North Carolina 55.3 Mbps 8.2 Mbps 40 ms
North Dakota 74.7 Mbps 11.3 Mbps 59 ms
Ohio 72.8 Mbps 11.5 Mbps 40 ms
Oklahoma 37.7 Mbps 9.8 Mbps 40 ms
Oregon 38.3 Mbps 7.5 Mbps 41 ms
Pennsylvania 67.6 Mbps 11.1 Mbps 43 ms
Rhode Island 122.3 Mbps 13.0 Mbps 30 ms
South Carolina 76.9 Mbps 11.0 Mbps 40 ms
South Dakota 73.0 Mbps 8.4 Mbps 46 ms
Tennessee 49.5 Mbps 9.5 Mbps 43 ms
Texas 44.1 Mbps 12.0 Mbps 34 ms
Utah 74.5 Mbps 10.6 Mbps 33 ms
Vermont 39.5 Mbps 8.4 Mbps 42 ms
Virginia 63.8 Mbps 11.9 Mbps 38 ms
Washington 46.6 Mbps 9.4 Mbps 34 ms
West Virginia 64.0 Mbps 13.7 Mbps 65 ms
Wisconsin 54.4 Mbps 8.5 Mbps 46 ms
Wyoming 15.7 Mbps 8.3 Mbps 78 ms

AT&T vs. Verizon Coverage

AT&T has more coverage than Verizon does.

AT&T covers 78.1% of the U.S. while Verizon only covers 67.4%.

AT&T also has substantially more 5G coverage than Verizon does. AT&T has rolled out 5G service in 43.3% of the country. Verizon's 5G network is available in just 14.5% of the country.

Data speeds are about the same on the two carriers.

Using data from our crowd-sourced speed test map, AT&T has median speeds of 61.17 Mbps for download and 11.29 Mbps for upload.

Verizon’s median speeds are 61.23 Mbps for download and 11.65 Mbps for upload.

Both carriers will likely offer very similar coverage and data speeds to one another in your area. AT&T and Verizon are some of the best networks in the United States.

If you'd like a more granular look at coverage, consider checking Verizon coverage and data speeds in your area using our Verizon coverage map.

AT&T vs. T-Mobile Coverage

AT&T coverage is better than T-Mobile coverage and more widely available.

AT&T covers 78.1% of the U.S. compared to T-Mobile, which only covers 46.6%.

AT&T also has more 5G coverage than T-Mobile. You'll find AT&T's 5G network spanning 43.3% of the country. T-Mobile's 5G network covers just 36.0% of the country.

That said, AT&T's network is generally slower than T-Mobile's network. 

According to data from our crowdsourced speed test map, AT&T's median download speeds are just 61.17 Mbps. T-Mobile's median download speeds are an impressive 152.34 Mbps, or roughly 2.5x faster than AT&T.

Upload speeds on both carriers are pretty similar. AT&T has median upload speeds of 11.29 Mbps, and T-Mobile has median upload speeds of 17.34 Mbps.

Both AT&T and T-Mobile will likely perform well in cities with T-Mobile delivering slightly faster speeds. But when it comes to getting service in rural areas, AT&T’s bigger coverage area may make it a better option. 

Check T-Mobile coverage and speeds in your area using our T-Mobile coverage map.

AT&T Coverage Frequently Asked Questions

Is AT&T coverage good?

Yes, AT&T coverage is good. It has a robust nationwide LTE network that covers over 99% of Americans, and AT&T currently is the largest 5G network footprint in America.

Does AT&T offer 5G?

Yes, AT&T offers 5G and covers 41.4% of the United States with its 5G network.

Does AT&T have coverage in Canada?

Yes. All off AT&T's postpaid plans include free unlimited talk, text and data roaming in Canada.

Does AT&T have coverage in Mexico?

Yes. All of AT&T's postpaid plans include free unlimited talk, text, and data roaming in Mexico.

Does AT&T have international coverage?

AT&T offers international coverage starting at $10 per day. When you pay for international data, you get unlimited talk, text, and data roaming for a period of 24 hours.

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