Just as Apple's new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are arriving on a comprehensive slate of small, regional carriers this month and next, the new iPad Air will similarly be available beyond the confines of the big four U.S. carriers - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
On Friday, two mostly southern-focused U.S. wireless carriers - C Spire Wireless and Bluegrass Cellular - announced plans to offer subscribers the new iPad Air before year's end. No time-frame was given by either carrier but coverage may begin soon after the new tablet formally launches.
C Spire will offer iPad Air with a range of attractive data plans that will allow customers to connect to its fast 4G LTE mobile broadband network with speeds up to 10 times faster than previously available.
Sources: Bluegrass Cellular, C Spire