Sprint announced today that over the course of the year it has added more than 470 Sprint and Nextel cell sites throughout Florida. Sprint reports that it spent close to $166.7 million in Florida for the first half of this year, and that nationally it invested more than $6 billion for the whole year.
Sprint spokeswoman Nanci Schwartz, said Florida is "a very savvy mobile market," compared to other areas because of the high demand for advanced services from customers. "In order to keep up with that demand but to anticipate future needs, Sprint is committed to investing in that community," she said.
Miami-Dade County received 37 new sites. A few key areas include:
- Miami Gardens, east of I-75 near NW 186th Street and NW 68th Avenue
- Cutler Ridge, east of the Turnpike, near SW 97th Avenue
- Coconut Grove shopping and entertainment district
- Opa-Locka Airport and surrounding neighborhood
- Homestead, near the Prime Outlets and Homestead Miami International Speedway
- Sunny Isles hotel district
The company added 27 cell sites in Broward County. Key areas include:
- Miramar commerce district and surrounding neighborhoods
- Plantation, near the Broward Mall at University Drive and Perimeter Road
- Near Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport, by I-595 and SW 12th Avenue
- Coral Springs business district, near Sample Road and Coral Springs Drive
- Davie, along I-595 near SW 88th Avenue
- Pompano Beach at Lighthouse Point City Hall, near Federal Highway and NE 36th Street