Sprint is expanding its Spark network, what it calls an enhanced version of LTE, to 17 new cities on Wednesday, including Cleveland, Columbus, Denver, Sacramento, and Seattle. The expansion is part of Sprint’s plan to expand Spark coverage to 100 million people by year-end, and as of today, brings the network technology to 46 markets across the country.

Spark is “an enhanced LTE service” delivering wireless speeds of 50-60Mbps with “increasing speed potential” over time. Amid declining subscriber numbers, Sprint is hoping its Spark network and Framily plans can help retain and attract business.

In technical terms, Sprint Spark combines multiple LTE technologies in various bands in order to deliver high speed Internet via tri-band devices. The devices will be capable of seamlessly switching between these bands without interruptions or slowdowns. Apple’s iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Air 2 are among the 38 Sprint Spark-enabled devices.

The 17 new cities include:

  • Bay City, MI
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Denver, CO
  • Flint, MI
  • Henderson, NC
  • Midland, MI
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  • Mount Vernon, OH
  • New Philadelphia, OH
  • Ogden, UT
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Saginaw, MI
  • Seattle, WA
  • Sheboygan, WI
  • Tiffin, OH
  • Youngstown, OH
  • Richard Gomez

    Can you please give me a whole list of the 46 cities that spark is available in

    • It won’t matter its still Sprint and thats means it won’t work where they promised it to in the first place lol. Okay its not that bad but their coverage is.

      • Richard Gomez

        I have no problem with the service and its LTE s fast for me its because i live in NJ i just wanted to know if spark covered my area since i know they cover NY

      • You could check you spark coverage on the sprint website. Have you compared sprint vs t-mobile, AT&T and Verizon LTE signals? Sprint would most likely be one of the slowest.

      • Richard Gomez

        I really think it depends on where you live though

      • It does but unfortunately not for sprint.

      • Richard Gomez

        People have their own opinions for all the services i know people dont like tmoble or atnt and verizon is expensive people say sprint coverage sucks but hey im happy with sprint and my unlimited data so im good as long as i keep having LTE

      • Working in a repair center I know what you mean and understand where you are coming from. Its not really an opinion for sprint though. Everyone loves their unlimited data but its downside is that its the slowest of them all.

      • Manuel Molina

        Why are you trying to shoot him down? Leave him be. Just cause he has sprint doesn’t mean anything. I’ve seen sprint have fast LTE in certain places, and just because it’s been slow for you doesn’t mean anything. Clearly he likes his carrier and they offer a lot for a good price.

      • Don’t kill the messenger.

      • Indian Food

        You are really worrying about a 20mbps (at most) speed difference? I’d MUCH rather have Sprint LTE unlimited than getting throttled with any other carriers. What the hell are you going to do on a phone that 20mbps is even going to matter anyway? Browse Facebook, Instagram, etc..? Get real. Have fun getting throttled.

      • I barely use 2GBs a month and could care less. Im just certain that the service is sub par and you wont notice until you have another carrier in most locations.

  • bsquarewi

    Hit 56Mbps download this morning. Not too shabby.

    • tran13

      Really? I’m in the Sacramento area and I’m getting 10Mbps max download with 5 full bars reception using iPhone 6 Plus.


      Sprint would most likely be one of the slowest.

  • Hector Ricky Flores

    I use Sprint and in the Bay Area I get 20-50mbps and times 60! Hopefully Sacramento is the same since I live there lol

  • David J Delgado

    I get about 40-50 with T-Mobile. What’s the hype? I used to get 80+ when I had Verizon. Sprint is always late to the game. I remember when I had the iPhone 5 with them when it first came out, what a disaster. No LTE in the NYC area until late into the 5s existed.