U.S. Cellular Announces Additional Nebraska Areas to Receive 4G LTE Service Later This Year
Omaha, Neb., July 10, 2014 – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM), in conjunction with its partner King Street Wireless, announced that Nebraska residents primarily in rural areas will have 4G LTE services later this year. The company is adding more than 1,200 4G LTE cell sites across the country. By the end of 2014, more than 93 percent of U.S. Cellular customers will have access to 4G LTE speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G.
Nebraska communities that will receive 4G LTE service from U.S. Cellular later in the year include Ainsworth, Albion, Anselmo, Arnold, Axtell, Beaver City, Bloomfield, Broken Bow, Burwell, Cambridge, Clay Center, Coleridge, Crofton, Deshler, Dodge, Doniphan, Eustis, Falls City, Fullerton, Franklin, Friend, Genoa, Greeley, Hartington, Harvard, Hebron, Henderson, Hershey, Humphrey, Howells, Imperial, Kenesaw, Leigh, Lindsay, Loup City, Madison, Maxwell, McCook, Minden, Monroe, Mullen, Neligh, O'Neill, Ord, Osceola, Oxford, Palmer, Peru, Pierce, Plainview, Plattsmouth, Pleasanton, Ravenna, Red Cloud, Republican City, Rising City, St. Paul, Sargent, Shelby, Shelton, Stanton, Stapleton, Stromsburg, Sumner, Superior, Sutherland, Sutton, Syracuse, Thedford, Valentine, Wakefield, Wauneta, Wausa, Wilcox, Wisner and Wymore.
U.S. Cellular customers in and around Omaha, Lincoln, Beatrice, Bellevue, Columbus, Fremont, Grand Island, Hastings, Holdrege, Kearney, La Vista, Lexington, Nebraska City, Norfolk, North Platte, Ogallala, Papillion, Seward, Wayne, West Point and York received 4G LTE access last October.
In addition to Nebraska, this latest U.S. Cellular network expansion adds vast 4G LTE coverage in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and North Carolina and also brings additional 4G LTE service to areas in Illinois, Maine, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
"We are a community carrier that is focused on Nebraska, and we provide a network that works where our customers live, work and play," said Erryn Andersen, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Nebraska and Iowa. "This network expansion brings fast 4G LTE speeds to additional parts of Nebraska, and we will continue to provide our customers the best-in-class network, devices and technology that gives them access to experiences that enrich their lives."
4G LTE speeds provide an enhanced wireless experience with fast web browsing, smooth video streaming, video chatting and speedy app downloads. U.S. Cellular keeps customers connected with devices for a variety of needs, from 4G LTE smartphones, tablets and hotspots to vehicle monitoring and home phone solutions.
U.S. Cellular customers get more compared to other wireless carriers, including a rewards program that recognizes loyalty, great customer service and a network that covers you wherever you want to go. For more information about the 4G LTE experience, visit uscellular.com/4G.
4G LTE is not available in all areas. See uscellular.com/4G for detailed coverage info. 4G LTE service is provided in partnership with King Street Wireless. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.
About King Street Wireless, L.P.
King Street Wireless, L.P. currently holds 700 MHz wireless spectrum in 27 states and is partnering with Chicago-based U.S. Cellular to deliver high-speed 4G LTE service to U.S. Cellular's customers in several of the carrier's markets. King Street Wireless is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia where it is recognized for its involvement in its community both through its economic development and philanthropic efforts. To learn more about King Street Wireless, visit www.kingstreetwireless.com.
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. Currently, nearly 90 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds, and more than 93 percent will have access by the end of 2014. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Champion in 2014 for the third time in four years. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.
Katie Frey, U.S. Cellular
Kevin Schuster, Public Relations Counsel