US Cellular 4G LTE expansion details announced

February 14, 2013
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US Cellular has announced the latest details in terms of their 4G LTE network. Included in this update are details about some new markets, some expanded markets and where things stand as of now. Not to mention, where they believe the coverage will be by the end of 2013. At this time US Cellular has 4G LTE coverage available for 61 percent of their customer base.

Looking forward, they plan to extend that to 87 percent by years end. In other words, by the end of 2013, US Cellular will have coverage available in "more than" 3,800 cities and towns. Perhaps key for those still looking for coverage -- which markets are going to be getting some good news out of this announcement.

According to details coming from the carrier, new 4G LTE service is going to be launched in "select cities" of California, Kansas and Nebraska. Unfortunately, US Cellular has yet to offer details on which cities are included in that group. On the flip side though, there is a bit more detail when it comes to the expansion in existing markets.

US Cellular has said that additional cities in Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin will soon have 4G LTE. While they have yet to detail all the specific expansion cities, they have listed some including; Lincoln, Nebraska; Omaha, Nebraska; Manhattan, Kansas; Eureka, California and Ukiah, California. With that, for those looking for a 4G LTE device with US Cellular, they now have a total of ten including the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III.

[via US Cellular]


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  • Juice

    US Cellular’s “4G” where I live is disgraceful. Speedtest struggled to break 3.5mbps down and 1 up

    • musmagic

      u must not live close to a tower. I have multiple speed tests on USCC’s 4G ranging in the mid to upper teens and a couple times in the low 20s. When I’m in my house, however, it’s lower because I’m not that close to a tower.