You know the drill by now. It's time for some new LTE market announcements! Woo! Party hard. The network rollouts today are coming to Pennsylvania, California, Indiana, Virginia and Puerto Rico. This comes on the heels of Sprint announcing its intention to purchase the remaining shares of Clearwire that it didn't already own.
Here's the list of new cities:
- Indianapolis/Carmel, Ind.
- Santa Rosa/Petaluma, Calif.
- Vallejo/Fairfield, Calif.
- Southern Puerto Rico (including Ponce, Coamo and Guayama)
- York/Hanover, Pa.
- Franklin County, Pa.
- Page County, Va.
- Enhanced 4G LTE coverage around Shenandoah County, Va.
Not a bad set of additions. There is still much to be seen in regards to Sprint's LTE network rollout, particularly over the next year. In 2013 alone, we'll see Softbank officially acquire Sprint, Sprint officially acquire Clearwire, and the new mega-entity wrap up $480 worth of spectrum and customers in the Midwest from U.S. Cellular. It's going to be a hugely transformative year for the carrier.
In the meantime, we'll have to content ourselves with incremental network improvements like this one.