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4G LTE Service Expanding

New York – Consumers options for 4G LTE service are growing.

In the coming months, Sprint said it would launch commercial availability of 4G LTE in 100 more cities.

Currently, the carrier offers 4G LTE service in 19 cities in five metropolitan areas. Analysts indicate Sprint is publicizing its LTE expansion to remain competitive with other iPhone-carrying carriers when Apple unveils what is expected to be the first LTE-equipped iPhone on Wednesday.

For its part, regional carrier C Spire launched LTE service in McComb, Miss., and will roll out service to 30 more Mississippi markets by the end of October. Six more Mississippi markets will go online by the end of 2012 to reach 1.2 million people.

Sprint’s LTE network, launched in five markets earlier this year, currently operates in the following 19 cities in five metro markets: 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; Sedalia, Mo.; Waco, Texas; and St. Joseph, Mo.

Sprint plans to expand its LTE network to markets with 123 million people by the end of the year and, by the end of 2013, reach 250 million people out of its 3G population base of 282 million.

The 100 cities where Sprint 4G service will go online in the coming months are:

Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian, Puerto Rico

Albemarle, N.C.

Anderson, Ind.

Asheville, N.C.

Athens, Tenn.

Athens, Texas

Austin, Texas

Barnstable Town (Hyannis/Midcape), Mass.

Baton Rouge, La.

Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Md.


Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, Mass.

Charlotte, N.C.

Chattanooga, Tenn.


Clarksville, Tenn.

Cleveland, Tenn.

Coamo, Puerto Rico

College Station, Texas

Columbia, Tenn.

Columbus, Ind.

Cookeville, Tenn.

Crossville, Tenn.

Daytona Beach-Deltona-Ormond Beach, Fla.

Elkhart-Goshen, Ind.

Fayetteville, N.C.

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Fla.

Gainesville, Fla.

Gary, Ind.

Goldsboro, N.C.

Greenville, N.C.

Greeneville, Tenn.

Guayama, Puerto Rico

Hammond, La.

Harriman, Tenn.

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, N.C.

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, La.

Hutchinson, Kan.

Indianapolis-Carmel, Ind.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Johnson City, Tenn.

Jonesboro, Ark.

Kankakee-Bradley-Bourbonnais, Ill.

Kerrville, Texas

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas

Kingsport-Bristol, Tenn.

Kinston, N.C.

Knoxville, Tenn.

Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.

Lancaster, S.C.

Lawrence, Kan.

Lincolnton, N.C.

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, Calif.

Lumberton, N.C.

McPherson, Kan.

Memphis, Tenn.

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Fla.

Morgan City, La.

Morristown, Tenn.

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

Muncie, Ind.

Nashville, Tenn.

New Orleans

New York-White Plains-Wayne, N.Y.

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.

Ocala, Fla.

Ocean Pines, Md.

Palatka, Fla.

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Fla.

Peabody/Lawrence-Methuen/Gloucester, Mass.


Ponce, Puerto Rico

Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

Rochelle, Ill.

Rockford, Ill.

Rocky Mount, N.C.

Salina, Kan.

Salisbury, Md.

Salisbury, N.C.

San German-Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Sebastian-Vero Beach, Fla.

Sevierville, Tenn.

Shelby, N.C.

Southern Pines-Pinehurst, N.C.

Springfield, Mass.

Statesville-Mooresville, N.C.

St. Thomas, USVI

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla.

Topeka, Kan.

Tullahoma, Tenn.

Tupelo, Miss.

Warrensburg, Mo.

Washington, D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria, Va.

Waukegan-Lake County, Ill.

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Fla.

Wichita, Kan.

Wichita Falls, Texas

Wilson, N.C.

Worcester-Fitchburg-Leominster, Mass.

Yauco, Puerto Rico