I've been lurking for a while, and decided to sign up to comment about "Soooo Happy!" post. I have no reason to think that this rumor is not true, for several reasons. For one, it stands to reason that Spring would have a goal to have LTE up by black Friday. That allows them to tap into the Christmas season market a lot more effectively. Secondly, such a goal would go along with a simultaneous Shentel launch of VA/WV/PA launch. We all know that Sprint is running behind their goals with the LTE deployment, and we also know that they are leaving towers on before the DC launch. This is why we have sensorly reports, and people keep announcing here where they get LTE. Finally, there have been new reports of one or two towers in the DC area seemingly becoming active in the last week, so I suspect sec0pz got his/her tower.
In any case, I don't care how much of dc has lte, and I don't care how long it takes. I just want lte at my house, my inlaws house, and my job. But I'm gonna have to wait, because they weren't working any any of "my" towers.