T-Mobile LTE finally comes to Cincinnati

Sensory Cincinnati

Cincinnati is a great city, but it has long been the thorn in T-Mobile’s side. While T-Mobile has been busy building out a super fast LTE network all over the rest of the country – including all the areas that surround Cincinnati – the Queen City itself has been stuck on HSPA+.

As a resident of Cincinnati for two years while I completed grad school, this issue was particularly important to me, too.

Luckily, LTE has finally been spotted inside city limits, as shown by the Sensorly map above. Even better, T-Mobile insiders are saying that the entire city of Cincinnati should be up and running on LTE by November, or even as early as mid-October if T-Mobile is lucky.

There are several reasons for this long delay, but the most prominent is that T-Mobile simply didn’t have access to the spectrum it needed to build out LTE over AWS, since Cincinnati Bell owns the majority of that spectrum. As a workaround, T-Mobile will be running LTE on band 2 (1900MHz), and it most likely won’t be the wideband LTE that many are experiencing else. But some LTE is better than no LTE, and I’m sure all the friends I left behind in Cincinnati will soon be rejoicing as they are finally able to get a faster internet connection all over the city.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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