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U.S. Cellular announces 2015 statewide investment

February 23, 2016
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MAINE - U.S. Cellular continued to invest in the wireless experience for its customers in 2015 with upgrades to its network and store environment throughout Maine. Nationwide, the wireless company now covers 99 percent of its customers with a 4G LTE network to help consumers and businesses stay connected. Here in Maine, U.S. Cellular invested $3.3 million in network enhancements in a combination of 4G LTE additions and improvements along with ongoing advancements to the company's existing network.

Last year, U.S. Cellular launched several devices and introduced hundreds of new accessories in its stores, so four retail locations in Maine were opened or redesigned to provide shoppers with a great in-store experience. To continue to innovate in its retail stores, in 2015 the company invested $906,000 to ensure that they are an easy and fun place to shop.

'At U.S. Cellular, we know that the phone, tablet or machine-to-machine device you have is only as good as the network that backs it up, so we will continue to invest in our technology to ensure that whether you live in the city or a rural area, you have a strong signal when and where you need it,' said Matt Kasper, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in New England. 'We also want every interaction you have with us to be a positive one, so when you visit us in the store, call us on the phone or see us out in the community, know that we are constantly striving to provide you with a great wireless experience.'

In addition to network and store enhancements, U.S. Cellular focused its philanthropic efforts on STEM-focused education and donated $1.35 million to local Boys and Girls Clubs and 4-H clubs across its markets in 2015. These donations supported the clubs' STEM programming and provided Maine U.S. Cellular associates with several volunteer opportunities to interact with the clubs' members and staff. Locally, the company made a total donation of $47,500 to six clubs in Maine.

4G LTE service may be provided through King Street Wireless, a partner of U.S. Cellular. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.

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