Lots of recent smartphones and tablets now arrive with built-in support for 4G LTE connectivity. As a result, wireless carriers are increasingly inclined to offer LTE to more and more customers. U.S. Cellular has also joined the bandwagon, hoping to bring LTE to 87% of its customers by the end of 2013.
Once U.S. Cellular enacts this plan, its LTE coverage will reach a total of 3800+ cities and towns. And it will be a 26% jump on the overall LTE coverage of the carrier. It is interesting to note that although U.S. Cellular doesn’t rank among the top 5 wireless carriers in the U.S., the company is expending considerable resources in being LTE-competitive.
According to the executive vice president and chief technology officer, Michael S. Irizarry, “We’re continuously improving our customer experience, so we’re excited to offer 4G LTE speeds to nearly all of our customers by the end of 2013. This 4G LTE network expansion, along with our growing line-up of 4G LTE devices, will make customers’ lives simpler and easier with quick access to important information and entertainment on their devices.”
To determine whether or not U.S. Cellular is currently offering LTE in your area, or if your town or city will be a part of this new project the carrier has undertaken, head on to the 4G page of of the carrier and find out.
Source: U.S. Cellular