News by Andrew Kameka on Monday November 26, 2012.
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Sprint today announced that its burgeoning 4G LTE network has expanded to new areas in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest areas of the country. Sprint launched LTE in 11 new cities and counties, including:
- Indiana: Anderson, Muncie, and South Bend/Mishawaka
- Kansas: Salina
- Maryland: Hagerstown
- Massachusetts: Peabody
- Pennsylvania: Harrisburg, Carlisle, and Hershey
- Virginia: Clarke County, Harrisonburg, Shenandoah County, and Winchester
- West Virginia: Jefferson County and Martinsburg
While AT&T and Verizon launched their 4G LTE networks in big cities, Sprint has taken the alternative approach and launched mainly in small and mid-sized markets. It's a strategy that does not reach as many people as quickly as its rivals did, but Sprint aims to reach many markets rather than concentrate on densely populated areas. Today's launches continue the trend of small rollouts, though larger cities like Miami are expected to receive LTE service before the end of the year. Sprint estimates that it will reach more than 130 markets by the end of 2013.source: Sprint
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.