Sprint is looking to beef up its own network in hopes that failures like the one that just recently happened in Minnesota will be a thing of the past, and moreover, it's hoping to conserve energy all the while. Reportedly, the carrier is "actively testing and deploying sustainable and renewable energy sources at wireless sites across the country," which could act as both primary and backup energy sources. Hydrogen fuel cells, photovoltaic power and wind power are among the alternatives that Sprint is currently working with, and while no hard dates were listed for when these improvements would be implemented, it did suggest that some $7 billion were going to be spent to "further enhance its networks and meet the demand for more extensive mobile broadband coverage across the nation."

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