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UScellular invested $47.4 million in its Tennessee network in 2022

February 15, 2023

UScellular announced today that it made a $47.4 million investment in its Tennessee network in 2022, including $15.8 million in network upgrades and 5G modernizations that enhanced connectivity across the state and $31.6 million in 5G spectrum that will bring additional customer benefits in future years and advances the company’s multi-year 5G network strategy.

Four Tennessee nonprofits also received a combined $722,600 worth of hotspots and service to help youth connect to the internet as part of the company’s After School Access Project.

In addition, UScellular donated $60,400 to non-profit organizations across Tennessee, including $30,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, $25,000 to the YWCA of Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley, $4,900 in supplies to Nourish Knoxville and $500 to Junior Achievement of East Tennessee.

“Whether we are building a new cell tower or donating a hotspot to help a student do homework, we are investing in the future of Tennessee,” said Thomas White, director of sales for UScellular in Tennessee. “We are committed to being a part of the communities we serve and ensuring our customers can connect to what matters most.”

Additionally, to elevate the in-store shopping experience, UScellular invested $207,000 to update its stores in Livingston and Athens. For more news and information about UScellular, please go to

About UScellular

UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to help customers stay connected to the things that matter most. The Chicago-based carrier provides a strong, reliable network supported by the latest technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. Through its After School Access Project, the company has pledged to provide hotspots and service to help up to 50,000 youth connect to reliable internet. Additionally, UScellular has price protected all of its plans, promising not to increase prices through at least the end of 2024. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or To get the latest news, visit