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Sprint Launches 4G LTE in 21 More Markets With Even More Coming Soon



Sprint has announced that it is growing its 4G LTE network to 21 new markets today. The Now Network already operates a 4G LTE network in 67 markets, and this latest addition brings LTE service to a total of 88 markets. Moreover, Sprint is adding over 200 markets that will be live with LTE service in the coming months. Announcement of the new LTE markets come just a day before the HTC One will become officially available to Sprint customers to purchase.

Here are the 21 new markets where LTE service is available today:

  • sprint_vert_black_4905Albemarle, 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.

And in addition to the 170 announced markets to be live with LTE coverage from Sprint in the coming months, these new markets are also added to the list for forthcoming LTE service:

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

Sprint also announced that customers living in Washington, D.C., New York, and San Francisco are already beginning to see LTE service lit up in select areas. These cities haven’t been officially been announced for LTE coverage yet, but in my conversation with the carrier, Sprint says that it wants to make LTE available for customers in these areas as soon as possible so it is making LTE service accessible as soon as the towers are upgraded without waiting for an official launch.

With LTE service, Sprint is promising 6-8 Mbps download speeds and between 2-3 Mbps upload speeds. So far, in the pre-launch phase in San Francisco, California, I’ve seen speed tests reporting speeds between 10-20 Mbps with peaks as high as 40 Mbps.

The network will accommodate hot, new devices like the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, and the BlackBerry Q10 with LTE speeds when those devices become available.

You can read more about Sprint’s LTE network deployment and how the carrier’s Network Vision plans differ from other carriers in my earlier blog post.



  1. Matthew

    04/18/2013 at 7:54 am

    Still no fresno ca or scaremento

  2. Johnny Ringo

    04/27/2013 at 8:58 am

    Sprint has to be the dumbest carrier in the world. They have 7 markets listed as upcoming in Washington State, and all 7 markets combined don’t equal even half the population of Seattle. Yet no word on Seattle getting LTE.

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