Sprint map shows 4G LTE coverage plans for 2014Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Sprint has said that it plans to launch its LTE network by the middle of this year and be mostly finished with the rollout by 2013, but so far the carrier has only revealed a handful of markets that'll be part of its initial LTE push. If you're interested in finding out if Sprint plans to bring its LTE coverage to your neck of the woods, crane your eyes up to the image above. That's a slide from a presentation given by a Sprint executive at a recent Rural Cellular Association event, showing the LTE coverage that Sprint plans to have by the time that it wraps up its Network Vision project in 2014. The green areas you see are where Sprint will have its LTE coverage rolled out. The blue areas, meanwhile, will be covered by roaming agreements.
The only markets that Sprint has said it'll be rolling LTE coverage to so far are Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio, so this map is nice for folks not in those cities that have been wondering if Sprint's LTE network will be making its way to their part of the country. Of course, we don't have an exact list of markets that'll be receiving Sprint LTE coverage or when different cities will be joining the fold, but hey, this isn't a bad start. Does it look like the area where you live will be part of Sprint's LTE network?