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U.S. Cellular Making Moves

In December, U.S. Cellular sold 595 towers to Vertical Bridge for $159 million. The company has now teamed up with King Street Wireless to add more than 600 4G LTE cell sites this year and expand their existing service in 10 states. The company said that by the end of 2015, 98% of U.S. Cellular customers will have access to 4G LTE speeds.


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