6 More Regionals Join Verizon's Rural LTE Initiative
Verizon Wireless today announced that six more regional, rural wireless providers have joined its Long Term Evolution Rural America initiative. The six carriers include Bluegrass Cellular, Cellcom, Cross Wireless, Pioneer Cellular, Strata Networks and Thumb Wireless, which are located in portions of Kentucky, Oklahoma, Michigan, Wisconsin and Utah. These companies have agreed to build-out LTE networks in their regions using Verizon Wireless's 700MHz spectrum. In total, they cover about 1.8 million people over 58,000 square miles.
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Sprint Signs 15 More Rural Carriers to LTE Initiative
Sprint today announced it has forged LTE 4G roaming agreements with 15 more rural network operators. Today's additions boost the number of carriers participating in Sprint's Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program to 27.
Sprint Partners Making Headway in Rural LTE Push
Sprint says 16 of the 30 companies who've agreed to participate in its Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program have launched their LTE networks. The Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program is similar to Verizon Wireless' LTE in Rural America initiative.
Verizon Finalizes Purchase of Golden State Cellular
Verizon Wireless today said it has completed its purchase of Golden State Cellular. The sale includes spectrum licenses and operating assets covering about 160,000 POPs across 6,000 square miles in Yosemite National Park, as well as Amador, Alpine, Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Mariposa counties.
Sprint Expands LTE Roaming Agreements
Sprint today said it has expanded the reach of its Rural Roaming Preferred Program to include 12 new carriers. The increased footprint covers 34 million POPs across 23 states and 352,000 square miles.
Nation's LTE Networks Ranked, Verizon Tops Competition
Verizon Wireless has earned the title of America's zippiest LTE network this year from PCMag. The PCMag/Ziff Davis Fastest Mobile Networks 2014 project ranked the speed and reliability of the nation's major wireless network providers in testing that spanned 30 cities and collected tens of thousands of data points across thousands of miles driven by cars.
Well, So Much For The Little Giants.