The operator is continuing in its scramble to deploy LTE on its network, saying it will launch the faster data service in four new towns and cities by Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. The LTE network offers average downloads of 6 to 8 Mbit/s. Uploads clock in at 2 to 3 Mbit/s on average.
The new markets include:
- Gainesville, Ga.
- Manhattan/Junction City, Kan.
- Sherman-Denison, TX
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Why this matters Sprint is trying to build out LTE coverage as fast as possible to compete with AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Verizon Wireless , switching on street-level coverage as soon as it is deemed useful for users. The operator is building on its existing LTE clusters in Georgia, Kansas and Texas.
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— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile