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Sprint adds San Francisco and 21 other cities to list of upcoming LTE markets

News by Andrew Kameka on Friday October 12, 2012.

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Last month, Sprint published a list of more than 100 cities in which it will launch LTE. San Francisco, a major hub of tech talent and users, was curiously absent from the list, but it's the leading city in the latest group of markets slated to receive 4G LTE. Sprint has added 22 new cities to the list of markets that will support its LTE network. The carrier did not to provide any specific launch dates for any city, but it did confirm that building is already underway in the following locations:

- San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA
- Cape Coral-Ft Meyers, FL
- Dyersburg-Union City-Martin, TN
- Emporia, KS
- Fort Wayne, IN
- Greenwood, MS
- Joplin, MO
- Kokomo, IN
- Lafayette/West Lafayette, IN
- Lexington Park, MD
- Marion, IN
- Napa, CA
- Naples-Marco Island, FL
- Ottawa-Streator, IL
- Punta Gorda, FL
- Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA
- Sarasota-Bradenton, FL
- Sebring, FL
- South Bend-Mishawaka, IN
- Terre Haute, IN
- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA
- Warsaw, IN

Sprint is in the early stages building an LTE network that it hopes will be able to make the company more competitive with larger rivals AT&T and Verizon, which just announced that it will launch its 400th LTE market next week. While Sprint was first to introduce 4G with WiMax, it has abandoned that technology in favor of the more expandable LTE. Sprint offers calling and data plans that are more affordable than AT&T and Verizon, but its LTE footprint doesn't match either company. An aggressive push to expand its new 4G coverage area is a top priority for Sprint.

source: Sprint

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