AT&T Pegs April 8 for Small LTE Network Expansion
AT&T today revealed that Bloomington and Muncie, Ind., and Byram-College Station, Texas, will have access to its LTE 4G network starting April 8. These three markets were named last month by AT&T as part of a planned network expansion, but AT&T had not previously provided the date service would become available. The other markets slated for AT&T LTE include Cleveland, Akron, and Canton, Ohio; Naples, Fla.; Lafayette, Ind.; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Lou.; and St. Louis, Mo. They will receive LTE access in the months to come.
Sprint's Direct 2 You Reaches More than 30 New Cities
Sprint today expanded its Direct 2 You service to 34 new metropolitan areas around the country. The additions include: Indianapolis, Ind.; Lexington and Bowling Green, Ky.; New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette, La.; Las Vegas, Henderson, Paradise, and Spring Valley, Nev.; Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, and Asheville, N.C.; Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Akron, Canton, and Dayton, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Nashville, Clarksville, Franklin, and Jackson, Tenn.; and Salt Lake City, Ogden, Sandy, Layton, Provo, and Park City, Utah.
Sprint Doubles LTE Plus Footprint
Sprint today said it has doubled the availability of its LTE Plus coverage from 77 markets in November to more than 150 markets today. Some of the new markets include Boulder, Colo., West Palm Beach, Fla., Cleveland, Ohio, and Syracuse, N.Y.
T-Mobile Details LTE Expansion Plans
T-Mobile CEO John Legere took to the company's blog today to shed some light on its plans headed into 2015. To start, the company claims it will cover 300 million POPs with LTE by the end of 2015.
Sprint LTE and Spark Footprints Continue to Grow
Sprint today launched LTE service in 24 new markets and Spark service in an additional 24 markets. The company's LTE footprint now reaches 270 million POPs, while its Spark footprint reaches 125 million POPs.
Verizon Explains Why It Is Refarming PCS Spectrum
Verizon Wireless elaborated today on news it has begun to refarm its PCS spectrum for LTE. Verizon has already deployed LTE on its PCS spectrum in a limited scale across Manhattan and Cleveland, Ohio, with "about 10 other markets" currently in testing.