Sprint launches LTE in 22 new markets, expands in others


Sprint customers with an iPhone 5 or other LTE device will be happy to hear that the carrier has launched its next-gen 4G service in 22 new markets today, and has expanded its coverage in several areas.

Today’s new cities include Miami, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Napa, California. And between the roll out and the aforementioned expansion, Sprint’s LTE network now covers 110 US markets…

Here’s your full list of markets that received LTE today (via Sprint):

  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Centralia, Washington
  • Clarksville, Tennessee
  • Corsicana, Texas
  • Dalton, Georgia
  • Dunn, North Carolina
  • Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
  • Gainesville, Florida
  • Henderson, North Carolina
  • Kingsport, Tennessee
  • Lansing/East Lansing, Michigan
  • Longview, Washington
  • Miami, Florida
  • Napa, California
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Palatka, Florida
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Sebring, Florida
  • St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Warsaw, Indiana

Additionally, Sprint announced 13 markets where it plans to launch LTE in the coming months:

  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Aberdeen, Washington
  • Allegan, Michigan
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Eagle Pass, Texas
  • Flint, Michigan
  • Laredo, Texas
  • Marshfield/Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
  • Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  • Oak Harbor, Washington
  • Watertown/Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Sprint first launched its LTE network in July of last year, and it still significantly trails both Verizon and AT&T in national coverage. It’s still ahead of T-Mobile though, who just launched LTE this year.

The carrier says that today’s rollout brings its total number of LTE-covered markets to 110, and helps it edge closer to its goal of covering 200 million US subscribers with 4G service by the end of 2013.