Sprint announces major WiMax 4G expansion.

By: Juan August 12th, 2009

Sprint Nextel announced today the addition of 17 more markets to its growing list of U.S. cities covered by WiMax 4G. This is a major expansion for Sprint’s network which as of today is only in a handful of markets.

The new cities include: Abilene, Texas; Amarillo, Texas; Austin, Texas; Boise, Idaho; Bellingham, Wash.; Charlotte, N.C.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Greensboro, N.C.; Killeen-Temple, Texas; Lubbock, Texas; Maui, Hawaii; Midland-Odessa, Texas; Raleigh, N.C.; Salem, Ore.; San Antonio, Texas; Waco, Texas; and Wichita Falls, Texas.

These cities join Atlanta, Baltimore, Las Vegas and Portland. Sprint says that Boston, Houston, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., are all slated for 2010.

Sprint is harnessing the power of 4G through its partnership with, and majority ownership of Clearwire, an independent company that is building the WiMax network.

Source: http://newsreleases.sprint.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=127149&p=irol-newsArticle_newsroom&ID=1319758

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4 Responses to “Sprint announces major WiMax 4G expansion.”

  1. MadGasser on August 12th, 2009 9:20 pm

    Why is Texas getting so much love from Sprint? I mean Odessa? Come on, what is there population, like 1200?

  2. jedisrus on August 17th, 2009 6:12 pm

    Living in Amarillo where we are still 1x and owning the Pre I am so excited for this. Hopefully it happens soon but I guess 2009 will have to be detailed enough for me.

  3. maxmin on August 25th, 2009 6:57 am

    What ever happened to Chicago. It was supposed to be one of the first cities.

    I can only surmise that Chicago was to be put together by Motorola and they couldn’t get it together.

  4. Technoid on September 4th, 2009 9:04 pm

    I laugh when I hear ATT say they have the fastest 3G network. I will be rolling on the floor laughing if they continue to say this once Sprint has rolled out WIMAX to all US markets. Watch, they will still say it as technically 3G would be different network type and leave some possible truth to it. Only problem, ATT’s 3G isn’t faster than Sprint’s 3G.

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