Sprint to offer 4G network to Vegas residents

Sprint is promising 3 to 5 times faster 4G network to Vegas residents

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Sprint rolls out 4G in Vegas

Sprint customers in Vegas might be claiming "Jackpot!" right now, as they will be among the first in the U.S. to experience Sprint's 4G network starting this August. Sprint claims the 4G speeds are three to five times faster than 3G, with a peak downlink speed of more than 10Mbps and an average of 3 to 6Mbps. Sprint's 4G services are running on Clearwire's WiMax network, which is no surprise considering Sprint's 51 percent stake in the WiMax company.

Sprint first started its 4G rollout in Baltimore in September 2008, then it released a 3G/4G USB modem in December to take advantage of the faster speeds. Other cities slated to have 4G installed are Atlanta and Portland in August, and Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth, Honolulu, Philadelphia, and Seattle by the end of the year.