UScellular announces $96.3 million network investment in Tennessee in 2021

February 24, 2022

UScellular announced that it made a $96.3 million investment in its Tennessee network in 2021. This includes $7.7 million in general network upgrades, $13.8 million in 5G modernizations and $74.8 million in 5G spectrum that will bring additional benefits in the coming years and advances the company’s multi-year 5G network strategy.

Additionally in 2021, UScellular provided nearly $43,000 in funding to nonprofits, teachers and youth organizations across Tennessee, including $30,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, $5,000 to the Maryville City Schools Foundation, $3,525 to teachers through donations to and $4,182 through its Community Connections program. Two Tennessee Boys & Girls Clubs also received $128,160 worth of hot spots and service to help their members connect to the internet at the Clubs or at home as part of the company’s After School Access Project.

“Connectivity is more important than ever right now, and at UScellular we are committed to keeping our customers connected to the people and places that matter most to them,” said Thomas White, director of sales for UScellular in Tennessee. “We will continue to invest in creating a great wireless experience for customers, while also ensuring we provide access to critical resources for youth in our local communities.”

To help ensure customers have a great shopping experience, UScellular also invested $893,000 in its Tennessee retail store environments in 2021. This includes nine new, relocated, redesigned or upgraded stores that better showcase the variety of products and services the company provides, making it easier for customers to find what they need.

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