Want Sprint’s New 4G? Go to Kankakee.
Over the next few weeks, Sprint Nextel Corp. plans to introduce two smartphones with the tantalizing promise of super-fast speeds on the carrier’s 4G LTE network. One problem: These phones are most likely to reach the promised top speeds in just one town: Kankakee, Ill.
Sprint has said it will offer 4G LTE service by June in six larger markets — Kansas City, Mo., Baltimore, Dallas, San Antonio, Atlanta and Houston — and that the service will cover 120 million people by the end of the year.