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UScellular turns on 25 more 5G towers for East Tennessee customers

June 3, 2021

UScellular customers in East Tennessee now have additional access to the company’s 5G network with the activation of 25 more towers this month. The new 5G equipment in Dandridge, Gainesboro, Knoxville, Livingston, Oak Ridge, Madisonville, Maryville, Seymour, Speedwell, Tazewell, Wartburg and White Pine offers additional coverage to multiple urban and rural communities across East Tennessee.

UScellular continues to expand its 5G network to serve East Tennessee communities. Other towns and communities with access to UScellular’s 5G network in East Tennessee include Arthur, Blaine, Clarkrange, Clinton, Cookeville, Cosby, Crossville, Gainesboro, Grimsley, Harriman, Harrogate, Hartsville, Helenwood, Hilham, Huntsville, Jamestown, Jefferson City, Kingston, Kodak, Lafayette, Lenoir City, Livingston, Loudon, Maynardville, Moss, Newport, New Tazewell, Oak Ridge, Oliver Springs, Pleasant Hill, Powell, Red Boiling Springs, Rickman, Rockwood, Sevierville and Strawberry Plains.

“UScellular customers in East Tennessee will have access to even faster data connection speeds for a better experience on city streets, country roads and in their homes,” said Nathan Waddell, UScellular’s director of sales in East Tennessee. “We encourage our new and current customers to check out the growing number of 5G smartphones and connected devices in our portfolio so they can benefit as we expand our 5G network.”

The multi-year network expansion for 5G in East Tennessee is a result of previous network investments to modernize equipment and software. In 2020, UScellular invested $14.6 million in 5G upgrades to enhance the network experience for East Tennessee residents. In 2021, the company plans to continue a strong investment for local network updates.

This initial 5G network deployment is on the company’s 600 MHz spectrum and will provide customers in East Tennessee communities with faster data speeds, seamless video chatting and a more responsive mobile experience. The company has a growing portfolio of 5G smartphones from Apple, Google and Samsung, connected devices and IoT solutions with a range of price points for everyone to experience 5G.

A 5G coverage map is available at This will be updated as more 5G network coverage is added. For more information about UScellular’s 5G network, please go to

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