Those of you who are on Sprint and thus have no need for opinions on the Nexus 4's lack of a 4G radio will probably agree: more LTE coverage is more gooder. Well, the Now Network concurs and the carrier is opening up the airwaves in a few more cities and areas, including Anderson, Indiana; Harrisonburg, Virginia; and Peabody, Massachusetts.
Here's the full list of cities that launch today (with coverage expanding in these areas over the coming months):
- Anderson, Ind.
- Clarke County, Va./Jefferson County, W.Va.
- Harrisburg/Carlisle/Hershey, Pa.
- Hagerstown, Md./Martinsburg, W.Va.
- Harrisonburg, Va.
- Muncie, Ind.
- Peabody, Mass.
- Salina, Kan.
- Shenandoah County, Va.
- South Bend/Mishawaka, Ind.
- Winchester, Va.
So far, Sprint has been doing a decent job of continuing its network rollout, but it's still having trouble keeping pace with Verizon and AT&T. That could be set to change next year, though, as both the Softbank acquisition as well as the purchase of a bit of spectrum in the midwest are expected to be completed in mid-2013. We can likely expect the expansion to ramp up after that. The question is, will it be enough to fend of AT&T and Verizon in that amount of time? I mean, a lot can happen in a year.