U.S. Cellular launching its 5G network in two states in 2020
Throughout the year, the big four carriers in the country have concentrated their efforts on launching their own 5G networks. Now, it looks like U.S. Cellular is joining in on the party.
Earlier today, U.S. Cellular announced that it will deploy its own 5G network in the first part of 2020. It will be the first phase of U.S. Cellular’s multi-year network expansion for its 5G network. The coverage will make use of the 600MHz spectrum owned by the carrier.
In its announcement, U.S. Cellular named Iowa and Wisconsin as among the first two states that will get 5G support. To be more specific, the areas where U.S. Cellular’s 5G will be available include the following:
Iowa: Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, and Waterloo
Wisconsin: Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, and Racine
U.S. Cellular will be updating the cell towers in those two states with new tech that supports 5G. As a result, users that have 4G devices will begin to experience increased network quality.
As of this writing, U.S. Cellular has not yet announced which 5G devices they will be offering. But with more and more smartphone manufacturers coming up with new 5G-enabled devices, U.S. Cellular customers will have a number of options to choose from once the network is launched.