U.S. Cellular Invested $7.4 Million In Illinois In 2017
Rockford, Ill. (Jan. 30, 2018)
U.S. Cellular continued to invest in the wireless experience for its customers throughout 2017 with network and store upgrades, and community donations. Here in Illinois, the investment totaled $7.4 million, with $6.1 million going toward enhancements to U.S. Cellular's award-winning network.
In an effort to become a one-stop shop for everyone's technology needs, U.S. Cellular opened, redesigned or relocated eight retail stores in Illinois in 2017, investing more than $1.2 million to ensure that customers could experience all of the smartphones, tablets, Internet of Things (IoT) products, accessories and games that the stores have to offer.
"At U.S. Cellular, we understand that you need a fast network that keeps up with your lifestyle, so we continue to invest in the latest innovations and technology to ensure you can connect to the people, information and entertainment you need no matter where you are," said John Heimsch, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Northern Illinois. "We also are dedicated to the neighborhoods where we live and work, and through local donations and volunteerism, we are investing in the future of our communities."
For the third consecutive year, U.S. Cellular directed its philanthropic efforts to STEM-focused youth education through a $1 million donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, with $90,000 going directly to clubs in Illinois. In addition, Illinois U.S. Cellular associates spent nearly 10,500 hours volunteering their time with Boys & Girls Clubs and a variety of other non-profits throughout the year.
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About King Street Wireless, L.P.
King Street Wireless, L.P. partners with U.S. Cellular to deliver high-speed 4G LTE Service to U.S. Cellular's customers in most of its markets. A recognized leader in its community through its economic development and philanthropic efforts, King Street Wireless believes that investing in its community is a wise use of its resources. King Street Wireless holds 700 MHz wireless spectrum in 27 states and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. To learn more about the company, visit www.kingstreetwireless.com.
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don't and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers' lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. For the third time in a row, U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance, according to J.D. Power's twice-annual U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds.
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