T-Mobile launching faster 4G in Knoxville



KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Just days before Verizon unleashes its own 4G network in East Tennessee, another wireless carrier ups its ante for download speeds in Knoxville. T-Mobile announced it is doubling the speed of its 4G service starting Wednesday.

The company said it is launching its faster HSPA+ 42 network in 55 markets, including Knoxville, increasing its theoretical peak download speed to 42Mbps.

“T-Mobile is doubling down on speed in Knoxville, said Mike Sousa, vice president and general manager," Georgia/Tennessee, T-Mobile USA. “Our Knoxville residents know the value of a faster, more reliable network, and T-Mobile is proud to bring even faster speeds and more reliable connections than ever before. There really is no better time to be a T-Mobile customer in Knoxville.”

The wireless carrier said it has spent over $3 million dollars upgrading its network in East Tennessee since the beginning of 2010 and now has more than 50 4G cell sites in the Knoxville area.

The recent improvements are also expected to give customers increased network capacity and reliability.

In June, Verizon announced it is launching its own 4G LTE network in Knoxville on July 21.

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