Maybe Sprint will actually be good in a couple years!
$16 billion is a lot of fucking money. I'm not sure exactly how much AT&T and VZW spend each year on their network, and I doubt any figures available are going to be anywhere near accurate, but more likely inflated to kingda ka.
Either way, a $16 billion dollar network investment over two years, and not ten years, is great news for Sprint customers. I would love to see a third carrier with the coverage and capacity of AT&T/VZW. I would probably tell AT&T to go fuck themselves if that happened.