Sprint's corporate headquarters will finally have 4G WiMAX access

Sprint's corporate headquarters will finally have 4G WiMAX access
One would think that Sprint's very own corporate headquarters in Kansas City would've been an ideal location to launch WiMAX ahead of time, but it's only now that they're finally going to start witnessing the commotion that their next generation is buzzing. Sprint's CEO, Dan Hesse, revealed during the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's 2010 Economic Forecast Mid-Year event that they will finally be seeing 4G access become readily available this summer. In fact, the launch of WiMAX coverage in Kansas City will fall in line with the eventual release of the HTC EVO 4G. So all those employees working in their corporate headquarters can look forward to being able to use the service that the company is happily providing to other larger markets.

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source: Kansas City Business Journal via Phonescoop

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3 Comments

1. mdw92581

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

I live in KC. We're a major city in the very heart of the country with pro sports teams and we're famous for Jazz and BBQ. Unfortunently though, KC is like a the stepchild of the US because simple things like showing up on a national weather map don't happen often BUT its a big suprise that the home of Sprint itself put 30+ cities up before Kansas City. I guess its a joint venture and the city must have the $ as well?

2. jerkyjones

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 09, 2010

When Sprint went the route of utilizing Clear (Clearwire) to deploy the WiMax network, Sprint lost control on which markets had priority. Sprint recently went from something like 49% ownership of Clear to 57%, so that they'd have a little more say in things. FWIW, the Sprint campus in Overland Park does have 4G available for demo purposes. And I agree that it sometimes feels like KC is the stepchild of the country. :)

3. PETEinSF unregistered

KC? A "major city"??? Obviously this midwest country bumpkin has never been out in the real world...

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