US Cellular has announced its LTE rollout plans, expecting to
deliver services to more than 25% of its customers across 24 markets by
the end of 2011. Initially, the operator will deploy LTE in Iowa,
Wisconsin, Maine, North Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma. US Cellular will
also introduce a portfolio of LTE devices during the first phase of the
rollout and will continue to expand its offering during 2012.
U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM), in conjunction with its partnership with
King Street Wireless, announced today that it will deliver high-speed
4G LTE services and 4G-enabled devices to more than 25 percent of its
customers across two dozen markets in time for the holiday season. U.S.
Cellular customers with 4G LTE devices and service will experience
significantly faster data speeds when browsing the web, accessing
e-mail, playing games and viewing and streaming videos.
The initial rollout of 4G LTE service for U.S. Cellular, which has
the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national
carrier, is planned for selected cities in Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine,
North Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma. These include some of U.S.
Cellular's leading markets such as Milwaukee, Madison and Racine, Wis.;
Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa; Portland and Bangor,
Maine; and Greenville, N.C.
"With 4G LTE, our customers will have faster connections to the
people, information and entertainment that enhance their lives and help
them stay organized," said Mary N. Dillon, president and CEO of U.S.
Cellular. "In addition to our line-up of cutting-edge devices,
customers who switch to U.S. Cellular get unique benefits like faster
phone upgrades without continuously signing contracts, and join the
happiest customers in wireless."
U.S. Cellular plans to introduce a portfolio of 4G-enabled devices
during the first phase of its 4G LTE deployment and will continue to
expand its offering through 2012. The rollout builds on the 3G data
services that U.S. Cellular customers already enjoy on the carrier's
high-quality nationwide network. More details on the next phases of the
company's 4G LTE deployment will be announced at a later date.
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with the unmatched benefits of
The Belief Project, an array of industry-leading innovations designed
to elevate the customer experience. The Belief Project, named Frost
& Sullivan's Customer Value Enhancement of the Year, complements
the Chicago-based carrier's growing catalog of cutting-edge phones that
are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network. U.S. Cellular was
recently named a J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Customer Service
Champion and was also named one of Forbes Magazine's 2010 "Most
Trustworthy Companies." To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of
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