Wireless customers in three of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas will soon have access to 4G wireless broadband service from , and

The companies already offer the faster service in the Triangle, Charlotte and the Triad.

New markets being added include New York, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area, the three companies announced Monday.

All three firms use WiMax technology developed by Clearwire. Each has their own brand of service.

The 56 current 4G markets include:

Merced, Visalia, Modesto and Stockton, Calif.; Wilmington, Del.; Orlando, Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Fla.; Atlanta and Milledgeville, Ga.; Honolulu and Maui, Hawaii; Boise, Idaho; Chicago, Ill.; Boston, Mass.; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.; St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo.; Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, N.C.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Baltimore, Md.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Syracuse and Rochester, N.Y.; Salem, Portland and Eugene, Ore.; Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Reading, Lancaster and York, Pa.; Providence, R.I.; Nashville, Tenn.; Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Abilene, Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Killeen/Temple, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, Waco and Wichita Falls, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Richmond, Va.; Seattle, Tri-Cities, Yakima and Bellingham, Wash.; and central Washington, D.C.

Outside of 4G service areas, devices enabled for 4G utilize Sprint’s 3G network.

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