Sprint, Verizon and AT&T add to their LTE footprints in time for the Apple iPhone 5 launch

Sprint, Verizon and AT&T add to their LTE footprints in time for the Apple iPhone 5 launch
Verizon, AT&T and Sprint all announced additions to their LTE coverage with some areas getting coverage now and some in just a few days. Verizon has already turned the service on in Jefferson City, Missouri and has already expanded coverage in Buffalo, New York. On September 20th, new service and expanded coverage is planned for many regions. The new markets include Rolla, Missouri; Lawrence, Kansas; Bremerton, Washington; Silverdale, Washington; Emporia, Kansas; Coffeyville, Kansas; Tallahassee, Florida ; Fort Myers, Florida and Tampa Bay, Florida. Expanded coverage is set for Kansas City, Missouri; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and The Hays, Kansas.

AT&T is adding LTE coverage to the lucky people living (or passing through) Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sprint, which just started rolling out LTE to its customers in June, will be offering the speedy pipeline service in Boston (considering the Red Sox season, better give them something to cheer about) and Chicago. Service in those two major metropolitan areas will begin on September 21st. Hmm. That date sounds familiar. Now why on earth would the carriers rush to get LTE up and running in some heavily populated cities by next Friday?

Ah, we're just pulling your leg! The Apple iPhone 5will be launched on that date and the carriers know that an LTE enabled Apple iPhone probably would sell better if a large number of people live in areas that have, you know, an LTE signal.

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral, Phandroid (1), (2)

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