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U.S. Cellular Expanding LTE to 30 New Markets
Will Cover 58% of Users By Year's End
by Karl Bode 12:33PM Tuesday Nov 06 2012 Tipped by FFH See Profile
U.S. Cellular says the company is expanded LTE service to 30 new markets as of yesterday, with plans to cover 58% of the company's footprint with LTE before the end of the year. The carrier first launched LTE back in March, covering around 25% of the company's existing footprint. The November rollout expands the company's 4G LTE footprint in select cities in Iowa, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Oklahoma, and brings new 4G LTE coverage to U.S. Cellular markets in Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. The next wave of market launches will follow shortly in Rockford, Ill., Medford, Ore., Yakima, Wash., and Knoxville, Tenn. The company's coverage maps can be found here.

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osravens

join:2011-01-26
Cumberland, MD

Dates

I read where I thought yesterday was the date they were launching 4G LTE here in Cumberland (MD).

I hope it's soon. I'm ready for my Galaxy S3.
silbaco
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join:2009-08-03
USA

Not bad

USCC has been doing a pretty good job at building out their network in a timely fashion. They already have coverage here.

swintec
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Re: Not bad

USCC's LTE network is serviced by King Streeet Wireless which i assume they are building it as well. they claim they are just partners. not sure why they are doing it this way though.
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The Beer
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join:2001-07-24
Atlantic, IA

Yawn...

Considering Omaha just got 3G a couple years ago not holding my breath... Eastern Iowa gets all the love... Western Iowa gets the shaft
silbaco
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join:2009-08-03
USA

Re: Yawn...

said by The Beer:

Eastern Iowa gets all the love... Western Iowa gets the shaft

I'm not going to complain.

IPPlanMan
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join:2000-09-20
Washington, DC
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Faster than Sprint?

Looks like U.S. Cellular's LTE buildout is going more quickly than Sprint's LTE buildout...

Very Interesting. Aside from Sprint's "in the coming months" announcement around the time the iPhone 5 came out, they seem to have stalled...
GusHerb94

join:2011-11-04
Chicago, IL
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Re: Faster than Sprint?

They haven't stalled at all! They are working incredibly fast for the amount of work they have to do (upgrade EVERY cell site vs just doing a few here and there) Every week I see increased coverage in my area and people are reporting LTE sightings in alot of places every week. You probably just expect lots of announcements, which they're not gonna do until markets are close to complete.
Rob_
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join:2008-07-16
Mary Esther, FL
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Available Nationwide?

It says in my zip (32569) I can't get this, yet, they are showing coverage in my area. Is this only available in select cities?

-Rob

snipper_cr
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join:2002-01-22
Wheaton, IL

No Chicago

Still nothing in Chicago.

jsolo1
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join:2001-07-01

uscc leaving chicago

I read a tribune article this morning saying that uscc is pulling out of the chicago/il and some surrounding markets.

»www.chicagotribune.com/business/···50.story

»uscellularinfo.com/
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