Sprint may be lagging behind the competition when it comes to offering 4G LTE across the country, but the carrier hasn’t given up on bringing high-speed service to its customers. The company rolled out LTE service to 20 new markets from Connecticut to California today, boosting its total count up to 402 U.S. cities.
Starting today, Sprint is offering 4G LTE service in Bakersfield, El Centro, Visalia and Porterville, CA; Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk and Willimantic, CT; Hot Springs, AR; Kenosha, WI; Lancaster, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, PA; Mason City, IA; Myrtle Beach, SC; Nogales, AZ; Ocean City, Trenton and Ewing, NJ; Omaha, NE; Peoriea, IL; Provo and Orem, UT; Sarasota and Bradenton, FL; Shawknee, OK; and Zanesville, OH.
Today’s announcement is good news for plenty of Sprint customers, but like we said the carrier is still struggling to keep up with the competition. Compared to Sprint’s 402 LTE markets, AT&T boasted 488 LTE markets back in December while Verizon had already hit a total of 491 early last year. It will be a while before Sprint can match those numbers.