Written by on March 6, 2020

Area Customers Among First to Get Access to Wireless Carrier’s 5G Technology
with Launch of 5G-Ready Samsung Galaxy S20 Smartphones

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (March 6, 2020) – U.S. Cellular customers in eastern Iowa are among the first to access the company’s new 5G network with the launch of the 5G-ready Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, S20+ 5G and S20 Ultra 5G.

Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Dubuque, Fort Madison, Iowa City and Keokuk joins other cities across Iowa with access to the U.S. Cellular 5G network. This initial deployment covers parts of the following eastern Iowa cities:

Anamosa, Asbury, Atkins, Belle Plaine, Bellevue, Burlington, Cascade, Cedar Rapids, Center Junction, Charlotte, Columbus Junction, Coralville, Danville, Donnellson, Dubuque, Dyersville, Fairfield, Farley, Fort Madison, Houghton, Iowa City, Kalona, Keokuk, Keota, Maquoketa, Marion, Montrose, Mount Pleasant, New London, Oasis, Peosta, Riverside, Sigourney, South Amana, Sperry, Urbana, Vinton, Wapello, Wayland, West Burlington, West Liberty, West Point, Wever, What Cheer, Williamsburg, Wilton and Winfield.

Additional 5G coverage will be added to enhance the network experience for Iowa U.S. Cellular customers in the future.

“U.S. Cellular brings fairness to wireless by introducing 5G coverage to our eastern Iowa customers with even faster data connection speeds for a better experience on city streets, country roads and in their homes,” said Mike Adams, U.S. Cellular’s director of sales for Iowa and Nebraska. “We encourage our new and current customers to check out the Galaxy S20 line of smartphones, so they can benefit as we expand our 5G network.”

The multi-year network expansion for 5G in Iowa is a result of previous network investments to modernize equipment and software. In 2019, U.S. Cellular invested nearly $74 million in 5G upgrades to enhance the network experience for Iowa residents.

The 5G-ready Samsung Galaxy S20smartphones are compatible with U.S. Cellular’s current 4G LTE network. The company will enhance its product portfolio by introducing new 5G smartphones, 5G connected devices, IoT solutions and other customer value added products throughout 2020.

The company is bringing “fairness to wireless” by building its 5G network in both urban and rural areas. This initial 5G network deployment is on the company’s 600 MHz spectrum and will provide customers in hundreds of Iowa and Wisconsin communities with faster data speeds, seamless video chatting and a more responsive mobile experience. It’s the first phase of a planned multi-year network expansion for 5G across its customer footprint.

A 5G coverage map is available at https://www.uscellular.com/coverage-map. This will be updated throughout the year and beyond as more 5G network coverage is added. For more information about U.S. Cellular’s 5G network, you can go to uscellular.com/5G.

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