Continuing its aggressive momentum in delivering a top-tier network experience for customers, Sprint (NYSE:S) announced today that the 4G LTE network build is under way in more than 100 additional cities within its existing nationwide 3G footprint. Some of the major metropolitan areas in which Sprint 4G LTE is expected to be available in the coming months are Boston; Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Memphis, Tenn.; Miami; Nashville, Tenn.; New Orleans; New York; Philadelphia; and Washington, D.C.
"We are committed to delivering a cutting-edge network as quickly as possible, one that provides a greater level of reliability and speed to our 3G and 4G customers," said Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint. "We know our customers depend on their mobile devices as their primary source of communication, business connectivity and entertainment. We want to deliver a network that delivers mobile access, productivity and entertainment at a highly competitive price point."
The 4G LTE Network build is under way in the following areas:
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian, Puerto Rico
Barnstable Town (Hyannis/Midcape), Mass.
Baton Rouge, La.
Coamo, Puerto Rico
College Station, Texas
Daytona Beach-Deltona-Ormond Beach, Fla.
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Guayama, Puerto Rico
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, La.
Johnson City, Tenn.
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, Calif.
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Fla.
Morgan City, La.
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
New York-White Plains-Wayne, N.Y.
Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.
Ocean Pines, Md.
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Fla.
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
Rocky Mount, N.C.
San German-Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Sebastian-Vero Beach, Fla.
Southern Pines-Pinehurst, N.C.
St. Thomas, USVI
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla.
Washington, D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria, Va.
Waukegan-Lake County, Ill.
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Fla.
Wichita Falls, Texas
Yauco, Puerto Rico
During the pre-launch phase, customers with capable 4G LTE devices may begin to see 4G LTE coverage in these areas and are welcome to use the network even before it officially launches. Sprint plans to announce commercial availability of 4G LTE in these cities in the coming months, at which point we expect coverage, performance and reliability to get even better. Eventually, the markets will fill in until coverage largely matches the existing nationwide 3G footprint. By the end of 2013, Sprint expects to have completed the nationwide build out of the all new 3G and 4G network.
Currently, Sprint offers the new 4G LTE service in 19 metropolitan areas: Atlanta; Athens, Ga.; Baltimore; Calhoun, Ga.; Carrollton, Ga.; Newnan, Ga.; Rome, Ga.; Dallas; Fort Worth, Texas; Gainesville, Ga.; Granbury-Hood County, Texas; Houston; Huntsville, Texas; Kansas City, Mo./Kansas City, Kan.; Manhattan/Junction City, Kan.; San Antonio, Texas; Sedalia, Mo.; Waco, Texas; and St. Joseph, Mo.
For detailed 4G LTE maps visit www.sprint.com/coverage.