US Cellular expands 4G LTE to new and old markets

Today US Cellular announced that it has increased expansion of its 4G LTE network. The company said it plans to have 58 percent of customers covered by the high-speed service by the end of 2012. Additional 4G LTE networks will sprout in Iowa, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

In addition, new 4G LTE markets will hit states such as Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. These same markets will be able to use the 4G LTE service on November 5th. Wait, there’s more. US Cellular also plans to roll out its high-speed network expansion to these four places:

  • Rockford, Illinois
  • Medford, Oregon
  • Yakima, Washington
  • Knoxville, Tennessee

All four spots are expected to see a significant bump in data performance at the end of the year. This is an exciting time for those of you who live in the areas the large regional carrier highlighted in its press release. Seriously, watching LTE service expand to new markets is never a bad thing, no matter which carrier it is. US Cellular has an uphill climb when it comes to catching the likes of Verizon and AT&T, as both joined cover hundreds of markets — with Big Red being the top dog.

[via US Cellular]


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