Sprint Adds 15 Rural Roaming Partners

Sprint's Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program now includes 27 carriers.

September 5, 2014

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced that it has reached 4G LTE agreements with 15 additional rural and regional network carriers as part of the Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program it announced with Competitive Carriers Association earlier this year. The program gives smaller carriers a clear path forward to high speed mobile broadband solutions by providing the carriers low-cost access to Sprint’s nationwide 4G LTE network and an opportunity to access an expanded range of mobile devices. Including the new agreements, the program now includes 27 carriers, extending coverage in 27 states, over 565,000 square miles and a population of more than 38 million people. The 15 carriers joining the program are:

  • Bluegrass Cellular, serving Kentucky

    • Blue Wireless, serving New York and Pennsylvania

    • Pine Belt Wireless, serving Alabama

    • Pioneer Cellular, serving Oklahoma and Kansas

    • Public Service Wireless, serving Alabama and Georgia

    • Syringa Wireless, serving Idaho

    • Rural Independent Network Alliance (RINA) members and their partners:

    • STRATA Networks, serving Utah, Wyoming and Colorado

    • Silver Star Wireless, serving Wyoming and Idaho

    • All West Wireless Inc., serving Wyoming and Utah

    • NNTC, serving Colorado

    • Snake River Personal Communications Service, serving Oregon

    • CTC Telecom Inc., serving Idaho

    • South Central Communications Inc., serving Utah

    • Custer Telephone Wireless, serving Idaho

    • Breakaway Wireless, serving Utah

      These agreements increase wireless competition by accelerating the deployment and utilization of 4G LTE across the U.S. where the cost of building such networks and the roaming costs are often prohibitively expensive. In addition to reducing roaming costs for carriers and improving competition, the Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program broadens Sprint’s coverage footprint by giving its customers the ability to roam on participating carriers’ networks.

      Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S)

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