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(CNN) - It looks like AT&T may have gotten caught in a lie.

The company announced Wednesday a plan to cover 96 percent of the U.S. population with 4G LTE service by the end of 2014.

Great news, right?

Well, it essentially means AT&T told regulators a big whopper last year while fighting for its doomed T-Mobile merger.

The company said without T-Mobile, it was "very unlikely" it would expand 4G LTE service beyond 80 percent of the country.

The FCC called AT&T out, saying it believed the company was going to expand with or without T-Mobile.
AT&T denied it, but the announcement today says it all, right?

AT&T says it never lied and circumstances had changed.