Sprint rolls out 4G LTE wireless network in Michigan


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Sprint Nextel has begun rolling out its 4G LTE network in Michigan.

The wireless and wire line network company said — as of today — that it has expanded its 4G LTE network to 22 new cities, including St. Joseph/Benton Harbor and Lansing/East Lansing — the first markets in Michigan to be covered by Sprint's 4G LTE network.  

Sprint said "in the coming months,” it also plans to release LTE in Grand Rapids, Allegan, Battle Creek, Ann Arbor, Mount Pleasant and Flint, according to an announcement.

Sprint now offers 4G LTE service in 110 markets nationwide. By the end of the year, company officials expect to see Sprint providing 200 million people with LTE.

“Today's announcement means that more Americans will experience the speed and power of Sprint 4G LTE,” said Bob Azzi, Sprint’s senior vice president for network. “Sprint is committed to delivering the latest technology through a nationwide LTE build out and providing new cell sites that are more compact and energy efficient. Our network build with new 3G and 4G LTE not only provides improved wireless service, it is also expected to reduce Sprint's total energy demand and the company's carbon footprint.”

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