U.S. Cellular continued to invest in the wireless experience for its customers in 2014 with upgrades to its network and store environment throughout Tennessee, according to a recent press release from the company.
U.S. Cellular invested $66.7 million in network enhancements across the state. This was a combination of 4G LTE enhancements and upgrades to the company’s existing high-speed network. Of the $66.7 million total investment, $47.3 million was spent in Knoxville.
U.S. Cellular also invested $822,936 in its stores across Tennessee to highlight the latest devices, accessories and technology. In 2014 the company built or renovated six of these store locations in Tennessee, including those in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Clinton, Pigeon Forge, Seymour and Maynardville. Knoxville locations include the stores at 8401 Kingston Pike and 11001 Parkside Drive.
In addition to infrastructure enhancements, U.S. Cellular donated $1 million to schools across the country through its Calling All Teachers program. This program provides funding for impactful classroom projects submitted by public school teachers on DonorsChoose.org.
In Tennessee, 87 teachers received a total of $49,262 in funding from U.S. Cellular for their classroom projects, and this local donation benefits more than 12,300 students.
EDITOR’S NOTE: U.S. Cellular 4G LTE not available in all areas. 4G LTE service is provided in partnership with King Street Wireless. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.