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UScellular Hosts 5G Technology Demonstration in Wisconsin

On Oct. 28, 2022, UScellular conducted a live demonstration of its advanced 5G wireless technologies at Craig High School in Janesville, Wis. 

Attendees, including State Senator Julian Bradley, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin and members of the State Broadband Development community, experienced a high-speed internet demonstration that showcased the power and potential of 5G technology and how it can connect homes, businesses and communities across Wisconsin. 

The demonstration included a video call with 20+ participants to simulate today’s digital lifestyle including remote education, workforce and telemedicine. It also included a streamed video, speed test and an open Q&A from attendees, highlighting how UScellular can help provide rural communities with affordable, high-speed home internet, both now and in the future using Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) funding.

Too many homes in rural and urban areas lack access to quality, affordable broadband service, creating a digital divide that affects families and businesses in Wisconsin. UScellular is committed to providing this access to underserved communities now and in the future by investing in infrastructure that will aid in delivering high-speed internet access to these areas.

5G tower infrastructure provides one of the fastest and most effective ways to close the digital divide in homes and businesses. The same infrastructure investment provides enhancement to mobile broadband from the cellphone.  It is clear that Wisconsin citizens desire the flexibility for both forms of connectivity. 

Tom Catani, Head of Broadband Opportunities and Policy at UScellular