by Scott Santi
Head of Network Deployment & Operations
June 11, 2018

We have great momentum with the updates we’ve made to the Sprint Network and we’re doing even more with our massive Next-Gen Network investment. As we continue to upgrade more sites to use our three spectrum bands and add more small cells to densify our network, our plan is designed to create a faster and more reliable network, with more capacity for faster data speeds than before for our customers.

The latest results of consumer-initiated tests taken using Speedtest® by Ookla® is a testament to those improvements and our enhanced network performance.

Given the continued increases in data usage our customers demand, we’re excited to see that Sprint’s national average download speed has once again grown significantly and is up 34.5 percent year over year. That makes Sprint the most improved carrier.1

And with an average national download speed of 24.21 Mbps, our customers across the country are getting fast speeds. The Sprint network is there to help them download, stream, work and play.

Ookla’s latest Speedtest Intelligence data also shows a sizable increase in the number of cities where we are delivering our customers the fastest average download speed, compared to the previous results. We’re now #1 in 113 cities across the country – our highest this year – and we’re outpacing AT&T! We’re fastest in Austin, Burbank, Denver, Lincoln, NE, Maitland, FL, North Miami Beach, Pittsburgh, our hometown of Overland Park, KS, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Seattle, West Hollywood and many more cities listed below.2 We also now rank first in average download speed in six Sprint market areas – Central Illinois, Colorado, Indianapolis, South Texas, Upper Central Valley, and West Kentucky.  

Our Next-Gen Network build out is unlocking our deep spectrum holdings; no other U.S. carrier has as much licensed mobile broadband spectrum as Sprint. We’ll continue to utilize our innovative and traditional technology solutions to deliver expanded coverage, reliability and data speeds for our customers today and as we build to launch Sprint’s mobile 5G network in first half of 2019.


113 City Wins


Addison, IL

Alhambra, CA

Altamonte Springs, FL

Arlington Heights, IL

Asheville, NC

Austin, TX

Aventura, FL

Baytown, TX

Bend, OR

Bowling Green, KY

Brandon, FL

Bremerton, WA

Brookfield, WI

Brookhaven, GA

Brookline, MA

Brownsville, TX

Buena Park, CA

Buffalo Grove, IL

Burbank, CA

Burleson, TX

Centennial, CO

Cerritos, CA

Clarksville, IN

Cockeysville, MD

Corpus Christi, TX

Country Club, FL

Covina, CA

Creve Coeur, MO

Culver City, CA

Denver, CO

Doral, FL

Downey, CA

Duncanville, TX

El Cajon, CA

Enterprise, NV

Evansville, IN

Farmers Branch, TX

Federal Way, WA

Folsom, CA

Fort Collins, CO

Galveston, TX

Glendale, CA

Greenfield, WI

Greenwood, IN

Hacienda Heights, CA

Hamden, CT

Herndon, VA

Hoffman Estates, IL

Joplin, MO

Kennewick, WA

Kent, WA

Kokomo, IN

La Mesa, CA

La Mirada, CA

Lafayette, IN

Lakewood, CA

Lakewood, CO

Leander, TX

Lincoln, NE

Lombard, IL

Louisville, KY

Maitland, FL

McAllen, TX

McLean, VA

Merced, CA

Metairie, LA

Miami Lakes, FL

Millbrae, CA

Modesto, CA

Mountain View, CA

Newark, CA

North Las Vegas, NV

North Miami Beach, FL

Oak Brook, IL

Olympia, WA

Oswego, IL

Overland Park, KS

Pasadena, TX

Pflugerville, TX

Pharr, TX

Pittsburgh, PA

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Redding, CA

Redmond, WA

Redwood City, CA

Reno, NV

Renton, WA

Richland, WA

Rockwall, TX

Rosemont, IL

Rosenberg, TX

Roseville, CA

Sacramento, CA

Salt Lake City, UT

San Gabriel, CA

Santa Fe Springs, CA

Seattle, WA

Speedway, IN

Spokane, WA

Spring Valley, NV

Sunrise Manor, NV

Temple, TX

Turlock, CA

Unincorporated Las Vegas, NV

Vernon Hills, IL

Watauga, TX

Waukesha, WI

Wauwatosa, WI

Webster, TX

West Hollywood, CA

Westminster, CO

Yakima, WA

Yorba Linda, CA


1 Ookla’s analysis of Speedtest Intelligence data comparing average download speeds from May 2017 to May 2018 for all mobile results 

2 Ookla’s analysis of Speedtest Intelligence data average download speeds from March 2018 to May 2018 for all mobile results