C Spire Names LTE Markets for September Launch
C Spire Wireless today announced a selection of 20 markets across the state of Mississippi that will have access to LTE 4G services starting later this year. C Spire said the company plans to cover 1.2 million POPs over 2,700 square miles with more than 360 cell sites across Mississippi. Some of the markets to be covered include the Jackson metro area, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and the cities of Brookhaven, Columbia, Natchez, Petal, Hattiesburg, McComb and Lucedale; Oxford, Tupelo, Corinth, New Albany, Pontotoc, Booneville, Starkville, Columbus and West Point; Yazoo City, Cleveland, Greenville, Greenwood and Clarksdale; and Meridian and parts of Lauderdale County. C Spire said its LTE service will offer speeds that are 10 times faster (4 - 12Mbps down) than its current 3G offerings. C Spire is targeting a launch in September.