Sprint and AT&T expand LTE to new markets

U.S carriers Sprint and AT&T have today both expanded their LTE networks.

As we move ever closer to nationwide coverage, AT&T brought LTE to 3 new locations: Cheyenne, Wyoming; Cushing, Oklahoma and Florence, South Carolina. Granted, AT&T’s expansion certainly isn’t as extensive as Sprint’s today, but even this small venture cost a phenomenal amount of money, with AT&T noting that $30 million were spent on network infrastructure in Wyoming alone in the last two years.

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Meanwhile Sprint brought its LTE service to 21 new locations across the country. These are the 21 markets that were leaked in a document earlier this month, locations include:

  • Albemarle, N.C.
  • Bloomington, Ind.
  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • Contra Costa County, Calif.
  • Denison, Texas
  • Greeneville, Tenn.
  • Joplin, Mo.
  • Kerrville, Texas
  • Lafayette, Ind.
  • Lincolnton, N.C.
  • Los Angeles
  • Mankato/North Mankato, Minn.
  • Memphis, Tenn.
  • Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Newport News, Va.
  • Palm Bay, Fla.
  • Port St. Lucie, Fla.
  • Rochelle, Ill.
  • Salisbury, N.C.
  • Shelby, N.C.
  • Tullahoma, Tenn.
  • West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Along with this new expansion came the announcement that Sprint would be pushing 4G to another long list of locations in the coming months. With todays expansion, Sprint’s LTE coverage now stretches to 88 markets. But in the future Sprint is planning to push 4G to:

  • Fargo, N.D.
  • Orlando, Fla.
  • Portland, Ore.
  • Spokane, Wash.
  • Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Albertville, Ala.
  • Centralia, Wash.
  • Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • Durant, Okla.
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Enid, Okla.
  • Enterprise/Ozark, Ala.
  • Eugene/Springfield, Ore.
  • Faribault/Northfield, Minn.
  • Greenville, Miss.
  • Hattiesburg, Miss.
  • Jacksonville, Texas
  • Kennewick/Pasco/Richland, Wash.
  • LaGrange, Ga.
  • Longview, Texas
  • Longview, Wash.
  • Milledgeville, Ga.
  • Moses Lake, Wash.
  • Paducah, Ky.
  • Picayune, Miss.
  • Poplar Bluff, Mo.
  • Russellville, Ark.
  • Seaford, Del.
  • Sterling, Ill.
  • Talladega/Sylacauga, Ala.
  • Tulsa, Okla.
  • Valdosta, Ga.
  • Wenatchee/East Wenatchee, Wash.
  • Yakima, Wash.

Those of you now under 4G LTE coverage can rejoice at epic download speeds and miniscule ping, and if you’re named in the future plans of these carriers, then you too can look forward to similar network speeds in the coming months. If you fall into neither of those categories, then rest assured that with every passing week, nationwide LTE coverage is becoming more and more of a reality.

@TiP_Stephen

Via: Phonedog, Android Central

 

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  • jabombardier

    Sprint officially isn’t the butt of jokes anymore. Very impressed with the LTE rollout. Still won’t switch to them though.