10 Markets Get Faster Sprint Mobile Broadband

Dec 13th, 2006 | By | Category: Mobile Podcasting

Sprint today announced that it has upgraded the Sprint Power Vision Network with the faster EV-DO Revision A technology in 10 markets. With today’s launch in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Detroit, Denver, Baltimore, Providence and New Jersey, Sprint now covers more than 60 million people in 20 markets with the upgraded mobile broadband network.

Users in the 20 upgraded major metropolitan markets should experience significantly faster average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps (compared with 50-70 kbps of current EV-DO networks). Average download speeds should also increase to 450–800 kbps from 400-700 kbps. With the upgraded mobile broadband network, customers in these markets will ultimately be able to utilize richer applications and services such as high-speed video telephony, music-on-demand, video messaging and large file uploads.

Following are coverage highlights for each of the newly launched markets.

Baltimore: Coverage includes Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport, downtown Baltimore and the Interstate 95 corridor from Washington, DC to Aberdeen.

Denver: Denver International Airport, downtown Denver and parts of Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Greeley are covered.

Detroit: Coverage includes Detroit Metropolitan Airport, downtown Detroit and most of the metropolitan area from Monroe in the south, to Port Huron in the north and Ann Arbor to the west, as well as parts of Lansing, Battle Creek and Kalamazoo.

Los Angeles: Coverage includes Los Angeles International Airport, downtown Los Angeles and in and around Irvine, Santa Ana (including John Wayne Airport), Palm Springs (including Palm Springs International Airport), Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Ontario and Oceanside.

New Jersey: Coverage includes Newark International Airport, downtown Newark and Trenton. Most of the Philadelphia and New York City suburbs, Interstate 95 corridor, Atlantic City and the New Jersey shore are also covered.

New York: LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy Airports, midtown and lower Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and portions of Long Island (including Nassau County) are covered.

Philadelphia: Philadelphia International Airport and downtown Philadelphia are covered. Coverage also extends south along Interstate 95 to Newark, DE and is available in and around Norristown, Allentown, Bethlehem, Lancaster and Reading.

Providence: Coverage includes T.F. Green Airport, from downtown Providence to Woonsocket along Route 146, and the Interstate 95 corridor between Attleboro and Warwick.

San Francisco Bay Area: San Francisco International Airport, Oakland International Airport and San Jose International Airport as well as the downtown areas of those cities are covered. Coverage extends along US-101 from San Francisco to Gilroy, and along Interstate-880 from Oakland through San Jose. Additionally, portions of all nine Bay Area Counties, as well as portions of Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties have Rev A coverage.

Washington, D.C: Ronald Reagan National Airport, Dulles International Airport and downtown Washington, DC are covered. Coverage extends west on Route 7to Leesburg, Va., south on most of the Interstate 95 corridor to Stafford, Va. and east on Route 50 to Annapolis. Most of the area along Interstate 270 to Frederick, Md., in and around Salisbury Md. and along the Delaware shore south of Lewes is also covered.

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