T-Mobile is planning to announce Tuesday that Chicago is one of more than 50 markets where the carrier is upgrading its 4G network to deliver higher speeds.
“We can honestly say that customers in the Chicago area are going to see their top speeds being doubled,” Linda Murrain, vice president and general manager of the Chicago area for T-Mobile, told the Tribune in an interview.
Among the markets to soon get the hefty boost are Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland and San Francisco. These metro areas join three markets in which the carrier already announced the high-speed support in March: Las Vegas, New York and Orlando.
The company says it plans to deliver a total of 25 4G-capable devices in 2011 and expects 140 million Americans to have access to the up-to 42Mbps theoretical bandwidth by mid-2011.