News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 08, 2014.
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U.S. Cellular is spreading its 4G LTE wings farther throughout the Midwest and Southeast regions of the country. The carrier today announced that through its partnership with King Street Wireless, the LTE network will turn on 1,200 new sites and deliver service in 13 states by the end of the year. That's obviously behind the larger carriers in the United States, but US Cellular is a regional carrier and doesn't have as wide a spectrum portfolio. US Cellular is the fifth largest carrier in the US, and the partnership with King Street will facilitate wider 4G LTE availability.
Coverage will improve throughout 2014 to reach new areas and grow the network in places that have already launched. LTE already exists in Iowa, Illinois, Maine, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The network will expand in those regions, but customers in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and North Carolina will be added to that list by the end of the year. Key markets added to the expecting 4G list include Oklahoma City; Emporia, Kan.; and Door County, Wisconsin.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.