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Sprint's LTE now covers over 30 markets, Chicago suburbs and more added today

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Sprint's steadily growing LTE service now covers more than 30 markets, with a number of smaller areas added today. Subscribers in the suburbs surrounding Chicago now have access to the carrier's high speed wireless connection, as well as those in Wichita Falls, Texas; New Bedford/Fall River, Massachusetts; and Hutchinson and McPherson, Kansas. Chicago proper, Los Angeles, and New York have received improved 3G coverage, but these cities, among many others, are still on the waiting list for the full upgrade. Sprint plans to roll out LTE to 115 additional cities "in the coming months" — expansion beyond that time frame should prove to be easier for the company with its recent $20.1 billion acquisition by Japanese carrier SoftBank.