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Fast gets faster: C Spire Wireless to launch 4G LTE service in Alabama and Florida

Nation’s only network with personalized services to deliver high-speed wireless data speeds up to 10 times faster powered by an advanced fiber optics-based network infrastructure

Mobile, Ala. (May 24, 2013) – C Spire Wireless, the only U.S. wireless provider with a suite of personalized services, released details today on its plans to introduce 4G LTE (Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution) high-speed mobile broadband services in south Alabama and northwest Florida this fall.

The company plans to roll out 4G LTE mobile broadband services in areas of south Alabama and northwest Florida that cover 2,899 square miles, a population of 687,000 and more than 145 cell sites. When completed in November, the new service will provide consumers and businesses in 21 cities and six counties with wireless data speeds up to 10 times faster than currently available.

“4G LTE helps us deliver on our commitment to provide a personalized mobile broadband experience that gives consumers and businesses unmatched speed and reliability supported by an advanced fiber optics-based network infrastructure,” said Kevin Hankins, COO for C Spire Wireless. “We will continue to lead the way with 4G LTE so that our customers have the wireless services that allow them to do what they want to do when they need to do it in more places that matter to them – powered by an infrastructure that moves at the speed of light.”

4G LTE services planned for 21 cities in six counties representing nearly 700,000 population in both states

Hankins said the company plans to begin offering 4G LTE mobile broadband services in the following markets later this year:

  • Alabama: 15 cities in the south Alabama counties of Mobile and Baldwin, including Mobile, Prichard, Saraland, Satsuma, Chickasaw, Daphne, Fairhope, Foley, Gulf Shores, Loxley, Orange Beach, Summerdale, Robertsdale, Silverhill and Spanish Fort
  • Florida: 6 cities in four northwest Florida counties, including Gulf Breeze, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Mary Esther, Cinco Bayou and Miramar Beach

Alabama business and government leaders praised C Spire for its wireless technology infrastructure investment and the resulting benefits to consumers and businesses with high-speed data communication needs.

“We’re pleased that C Spire is making additional investment in our region to expand its wireless broadband technology,” said Win Hallett, president of the 2,200-member Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. “Improving technology demonstrates the commitment this company has to keeping up with the needs of new and expanding industries, as well as area residents.”

For more information about C Spire’s 4G LTE plans, go to www.cspire.com/4G.

About C Spire Wireless

C Spire Wireless is a diversified wireless communications company passionately committed to helping customers by personalizing wireless services designed just for them. The company is the first wireless provider in the U.S. to personalize customers’ experience by offering apps that fit who they are, services that anticipate their needs, and rewards for using their phone in new ways – all with seamless ease and at amazingly fast speeds. This news release and other announcements are available at www.cspire.com/news. For more information about C Spire Wireless and its products and services, visit www.cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire or Google + or www.pinterest.com/cspirewireless



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