News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday February 14, 2013.
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Where will U.S. Cellular's 4G LTE network reach next? The carrier has already launched in a handful of cities, but U.S. Cellular today announced that it will expand its 4G footprint into new territories. The company is unfortunately light on details and didn't list all upcoming markets. U.S. Cellular didn't share all the specific dates and locations for its planned expansion, but the company said that its customer base with access to 4G LTE will increase from its current level of 61 percent to 87 percent by the end of 2013. The 4G network will launch, among other places, in the following markets:
- Lincoln, Neb.
- Omaha, Neb.
- Manhattan, Kan.
- Eureka, Calif.
- Ukiah, Calif.
U.S. Cellular partnered with King Street Wireless to deliver LTE service in select markets in the Midwest and some areas of the Pacific Northwest. The company plans to deliver LTE service to "nearly all" of its customers by the end of the year, which would be a noticeable increase from the 10 cities that currently enjoy the service. LTE is expected to roll out to most customers in Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.source: U.S. Cellular
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