New York City, the town that continually challenged AT&T to swaddle it in 3G connectivity -- is now part of the Sprint 4G service network, the carrier announced Nov. 1. Also newly live are Hartford and New Haven, Conn.; New Brunswick and Trenton, N.J., and Tampa, Fla.
Based on WiMax technology from Clearwire, the 4G network is said to offer speeds "10 times faster" than 3G, according to Sprint executives Sprint customers can access the 4G network -- which defaults to 3G in non-coverage areas -- using the Samsung Epic 4G and HTC Evo 4G smartphones, as well as its Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot.
In addition to Sprint, New Yorkers have the choice of turning to Time Warner Cable or Clearwire for their 4G connectivity needs, the three announced in a joint statement on Oct. 18. The Sprint- and Time Warner-branded services rely on Clearwire technology.
For more, read the eWeek article Sprint 4G Goes Live in New York Tampa, Hartford, New Haven.