Sprint's 4G LTE network is officially set to go live in five markets this Sunday, July 15, but it appears that at least one part of the country already has access to the service. According to Sprint 4G Rollout Updates, Sprint customers in the Kansas City area are now able to access the Now Network's LTE coverage. The site has reportedly been told by a source inside Sprint that the carrier has stopped blocking LTE connections in the area and that "every complete and signed off LTE site in the market is now live," which includes areas like St. Joseph, Mo. and Manhattan, Kan.
While the LTE network is going live in Kansas City just a couple of days before the official launch, I'm sure that Sprint customers in that area are glad to be getting early access. Sprint's already got a handful LTE-capable devices on its roster, like the Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC EVO 4G LTE, so folks in the five markets going live this Sunday will have several choices when it comes time to choose the hardware with which they'll be hopping onto Sprint's LTE network. Are any of you in the Kansas City (or nearby) markets already seeing Sprint LTE? What about you folks in Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio?