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AT&T (s T) has turned on its 4G LTE service in 11 new markets, including New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco, but that expansion may not be quite as large as it appears. The new commercial launches bring AT&T’s LTE coverage to 74 million people, just 4 million more than its end-of-2011 goal of 70 million. That means AT&T either is under-building its network in these new cities or it missed its 2011 target by a ways.

In New York, AT&T revealed LTE doesn’t cover all of Manhattan, which contains the densest concentration of wireless customers in the country, and is available in only parts of the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. In San Francisco, AT&T said the network is limited to major traffic corridors and the downtown areas of the major Bay area downtowns. AT&T said the expansion in the Bay Area and New York are ongoing, but…

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