DETROIT — The wireless provider T-Mobile says it has fired up its Extended Range LTE service in Detroit and most of Michgian.
The company said the new service, also known as 700-megahertz “low band” spectrum, both carries T-Mobile’s LTE service farther from cell towers, and deeper into buildings, than previous technologies.
T-Mobile, whose North Central Area is based in suburban Chicago, says it has already achieved its year-end 2015 goal of covering 300 million people with its 4G LTE network, and plans to continue the network coverage expansion through the end of the year.
T-Mobile has now rolled out the 700 MHz service in 204 metropolitan areas — besides Detroit, other Midwestern cities served include Kansas City, Minneapolis and Cleveland. The company says that means T-Mobile LTE customers there can experience better coverage in suburban and rural areas because the signal reaches further and penetrates deeper than before.
In addition to the Detroit area, 700 MHz now also extends to customers in Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Bay City/Saginaw, Jackson, Ludington, Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Houghton Lake, and Alpena. T-Mobile also said it expects to light up Extended Range LTE in areas in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula later this year.
T-Mobile US Inc. (Nasdaq: TMUS) serves 61 million customers. Based in Bellevue, Wash., the company provides services through subsidiaries and operates the flagship T-Mobile and MetroPCS.
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