Jun 23rd, 2014


Sprint took to Chicago today to announce new network expansions for those who still aren’t hooked up with the best network they hav to offer. For starters, 4G LTE spreads to 28 new markets today including Seattle, Cleveland and San Jose. We’re still digging for the exact list of new cities but that brings Sprint’s current total up to an impressive 471 markets.

[Update]: Here’s the full list of new cities receiving 4G LTE:

  • Johnson City, TN
  • San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA
  • Bend, OR
  • Klamath Falls, OR
  • Aberdeen, WA
  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA
  • Shelton, WA
  • Pine Bluff, AR
  • Bloomington-Normal, IL
  • Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
  • Fremont, OH
  • Cheyenne, WY
  • Dover, DE
  • Wilmington, DE-MD
  • Yakima, WA
  • Jonesboro-Paragould, AR
  • Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
  • Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA
  • Reading, PA
  • Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
  • Seneca, SC
  • Bangor, ME
  • Barre, VT
  • Burlington-South Burlington, VT
  • Lewiston-Auburn, ME
  • Rutland-Bennington, VT
  • Port Angeles, WA

To add to that, Sprint also brought Spark network upgrades to three more markets today. Folks in St. Louis, Winston-Salem and Greesnboro, N.C. will now enjoy improved and more reliable network access, faster speeds and more with compatible Sprint Spark smartphones. That brings Spark’s list up to 27 cities comprised of the following:

  • Austin, Texas
  • Baltimore
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Houston
  • Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Kansas City, Kan./Mo.
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • New York
  • Newark, N.J.
  • Oakland, Calif.
  • Orlando, Fla.
  • Philadelphia
  • Provo, Utah
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Antonio
  • St. Louis
  • Tacoma, Wash.
  • Tampa, Fla.
  • Trenton, N.J
  • Waukegan, Ill.
  • Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Greensboro, N.C.
  • West Palm Beach, Fla.

And Sprint hopes to cover 100 million more people with the upgrades by the end of this year. Sprint promises average speeds between 6 megabits and 15 megabits per second, while they claim the network (under the most ideal conditions, we’re sure) can deliver speeds up to 50 and 60 megabits per second. The new high frequency spectrum also improves building penetration so you can get a stronger signal in less favorable locations.

Those without Spark-enabled phones still benefit from these network upgrades as less congestion equals more bandwidth. Be sure to give it a spin if you have a compatible smartphone and you live in one of these new markets.

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