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Cell carrier turns on 5G network for parts of Maine

US Cellular customers in parts of Maine are now able to access the company’s 5G network. 

This initial deployment covers parts of Belfast, Belgrade, Bingham, Bradford, Bucks Mills, Caribou, Chase Mills, Etna, Farmington, Frankfort, Gardiner, Graham Lake, Greene, Harmony,Hartland, Houlton, Jefferson, Lisbon Falls, Litchfield, Mars Hills, Monmouth, Monticello, Northport, Norway, Presque Isle, Rumford, Skowhegan, Streaked Mountain, Thomaston, Togus, Turner, Verona Island , Waterville, West Paris and Wilton.

Additional 5G coverage will be added as part of the company’s multi-year expansion for 5G.

“US Cellular customers in Maine will have access to even faster data connection speeds for a better experience on city streets, country roads and in their homes,” said Matt Kasper, director of sales for UScellular in New England. 

The company’s 5G network currently covers parts of Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. It will expand this coverage to include parts of California, Maryland, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia in the coming months.

The multi-year network expansion for 5G in Maine is a result of previous network investments to modernize equipment and software. In 2019, the company invested $13.1 million in network upgrades to benefit for Maine residents.

This initial 5G network deployment is on the company’s 600 MHz spectrum and will provide customers in Maine communities with faster data speeds, seamless video chatting and a more responsive mobile experience.

A 5G coverage map is available at https://www.uscellular.com/coverage-map. For more information, visit uscellular.com/plans/network-innovation/5g-technology.

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