T-Mobile might be anticipating a possible merger with AT&T, but it hasn’t slowed down its 4G initiatives

The company announced Tuesday it has expanded its 4G network in the middle of the country. The expansion brings the 4G network to 10 more locations in Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Colorado, Kansas, Illinois and Texas. According to the press release, the company’s 4G network now reaches 167 markets.

T-Mobile revealed a slew of new 4G-capable devices at the CTIA Wireless association show on March 22, including its reborn Sidekick, the G-Slate and the Google-branded G2x, the first phone designed to run on T-Mobile’s 42 Mbps 4G network. At that time, it also announced that Las Vegas, New York and Orlando would be the first markets to get that network.

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