Sprint is still lagging behind Verizon and AT&T when it comes to LTE coverage, mainly because it launched the high speed service over a year after its competition, but a new expansion may help the carrier level the playing field. Service just launched in 22 new cities across the country and 13 more are planned for the near future.
Sprint 4G LTE service launched in almost two dozen markets across the U.S. today. The launch covers Miami, Tampa, Sebring and Palatka, Fla.; New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La.; Centrali and Longview, Wash.; Clarksville and Kingsport Tenn.; Corsicana, Texas; Dalton, Ga.; Dunn and Raleigh, N.C.; St. Joseph, Benton Harbor, Lansing and East Lansing, Mich.; Napa, Calif.; St. Cloud, Minn.; and Warsaw, Ind.
Sprint also took the opportunity to announce that the following cities will get LTE during the carrier’s next expansion: Grand Rapids, Flint, Battle Creek, Mount Pleasant, Allegan and Ann Arbor Mich.; Aberdeen and Oak Harbor, Wash.; Corpus Christi and Laredo, Tx.; Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; and Watertown/Fort Atkinson, Wis.
Sprint is still trailing behind AT&T and Verizon’s LTE coverage, but the latest expansion brings high speed service to a number of long-neglected areas that may give the carrier a regional edge.