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LTE Coverage Map - Rome, Georgia 8/7/2012

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Sprint LTE-1900 Coverage Map of Rome, Georgia as of 8/7/2012




And for comparison, here is Sprint's overly optimistic LTE coverage for the area. I used actual Sprint data for tower heights and figured range (downtilt) for sectors based on using 2/3 of the distance to the next adjacent tower. And since we were able to have our writer AJ Shepherd confirm the coverage on our St. Joseph, MO map, I feel pretty good about our attempt here.






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S4GRU coverage maps created using CloudRF.com

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When you look at the far reaches on the Sprint map, it almost makes you think this is mapping 800mhz holdings.

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