updated 01:46 pm EDT, Thu April 18, 2013
Leaked markets get LTE coverage later than expected
Sprint has expanded its 4G LTE network to cover another 21 markets, the same locations detailed in a leak last week. The carrier is also adding another 34 markets to its existing 170-market LTE-rollout roadmap, which means that its 88 currently-active LTE markets will be joined by another 204 areas by the end of this year.
The new areas to get LTE coverage are Los Angeles and Contra Costa County, CA; Palm Bay, Port St. Lucie, and West Palm Beach, FL; Bloomington and Lafayette, IN; Rochelle, IL; Mankato-North and Mankato, MN; Joplin, MO; Charlotte, Shelby, Albemarle, Salisbury, and Lincolnton, NC; Memphis, Greenville, and Tullahoma, TN; Denison and Kerrville, TX; Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News, VA.
Notable additions to the LTE roadmap include Tallahassee and Orlando, FL; Portland, Eugene, and Springfield, OR; Tulsa, OK; and El Paso, Longview, and Jacksonville, TX.
Sprit has also previously turned on unannounced pockets of LTE coverage in various locations, including areas of New York City, Washington D.C., and San Francisco.