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Sprint Finally Set to Rollout 4G Service in L.A.

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We've seen the billboards all over town: an oversized phone slathered with the words "first" and "4G." But those of us who don't accept "sometime later this year" for an answer have been left to ask: "So?" "When?"

Sprint today announced plans to "officially" launch 4G WiMax mobile internet service across L.A. December 1. Sprint users have been reporting more and more 4G coverage across the metro area since the HTC EVO was released in early June.

In other words, this is a press release about an upcoming announcement amounting to a public acknowledgment of what has already been lit up. But we thought you should be the first to pre-know.

What is 4G? It's what comes after 3G -- literally: "fourth generation." Sprint's 4G network (about 2-3 times faster than 3G) runs on WiMax via a partnership with Clearwire.