Sprint plans to expand its presence and investment in the New England Region with the addition of more than 450 jobs and the opening of more than 60 new retail stores across the area over the next 18 months.
Stores are slated to begin opening this summer throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Upstate New York.
The company has also made substantial network investments in markets such as Boston, Buffalo, N.Y., Northern Connecticut, Providence, R.I. and Rochester, N.Y. where more than 630 cell sites have been upgraded with the addition of 800 MHz, 2.5 GHz, LTE technology, HD Voice, and Carrier Aggregation.
All of these upgrades have significantly improved the overall performance of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications throughout the Region, and at specific venues such as Gillette Stadium and Fenway Park. Additionally, Sprint added 2.5 LTE at the new ERA stadium in Buffalo for the Bills.
Sprint’s New England Region is headquartered in Burlington, Mass., and currently employs approximately 650 people across the area. Through its local presence, Sprint will continue to improve customer service, enhance the network, and make a difference across the region by collaborating with community organizations and finding ways to give back locally through programs like the 1MillionProject which helps to close the ‘homework gap’ for students in New England and across the country.
In January, the company provided free mobile devices and wireless connectivity to 500 students at Brockton High School (Mass.) and 250 students in the Providence Public School District (Rhode Island).