U.S. CELLULAR ANNOUNCES NEW MARKETS TO RECEIVE 4G LTE SERVICE IN 2015
CHICAGO (March 30, 2015) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM), in conjunction with its partner, King Street Wireless, announced that it will be adding more than 600 4G LTE cell sites in 2015 and expanding existing 4G LTE service in 10 states. By the end of 2015, 98 percent of U.S. Cellular customers will have access to 4G LTE speeds.
This latest U.S. Cellular network expansion brings additional 4G LTE service to areas in California, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia. More than 2,000 new cities and towns will receive 4G LTE speeds.
"We are a wireless carrier with national coverage that keep our customers connected in the places where life happens, even where you least expect it," said Michael S. Irizarry, executive vice president and chief technology officer. "This network expansion brings fast 4G LTE speeds to areas that other carriers ignore, illustrating our commitment to provide our customers the best high-quality network and making sure that your phone works when and where you need it – wherever you are."
4G LTE speeds provide an enhanced wireless experience with fast web browsing, smooth video streaming, video chatting and speedy app downloads. U.S. Cellular provides customers with devices for a variety of needs, from 4G LTE smartphones, tablets, and hotspots to vehicle monitoring and home phone solutions.
U.S. Cellular strives to deliver the best customer experience by offering national coverage, industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience and a high-quality network along with flexible plans that meet a variety of customer needs. For more information about the 4G LTE experience, visit uscellular.com/4G.
4G LTE 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 provides 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. 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.
For more information, contact:
Iman Jefferson Riedel, U.S. Cellular