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Sprint Brings 4G LTE to Parts of NYC, But Not Manhattan

by Jacob Kleinman | July 24, 2013July 24, 2013 1:00 pm PST


Sprint rolled out its first 4G LTE markets in NYC today, announcing that both Brooklyn and the Bronx will have full coverage by July 30 but making no mention of Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island beyond a promise that the speedy cellular network will continue to grow “in the coming months.”

“Whether you’re uploading videos from your neighborhood in Brooklyn or sending photos to your friends, Sprint 4G LTE provides impressive wireless data speeds,” said regional VP Karen Paletta in an official press release.

Sprint’s slow LTE rollout to the rest of New York City illustrates just how difficult it is to set up a network in condensed cities. For now, Sprint will continue to offer high speed service in random pockets throughout Manhattan. Back in September, the company promised to bring 4G LTE to 100 cities including NYC in the “coming months.” Almost a year later the roll-out is finally underway in the Big Apple.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...