UScellular has announced that it made a $192.6 million investment in its North Carolina network in 2021. This includes $29 million in general network upgrades, $45.4 million in 5G modernizations and $118.2 million in 5G spectrum that will bring additional benefits in the coming years and advances the company’s multi-year 5G network strategy.
Additionally, in 2021 UScellular provided $105,982 in funding to non-profit organizations, teachers and youth organizations across North Carolina, including $60,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs, $41,095 to teachers through donations to DonorsChoose.org and $4,887 through its Community Connections program. Four North Carolina Boys & Girls Clubs also received $619,983 worth of hot spots and service to help their members connect to the Internet at the Clubs or at home as part of the company’s After School Access Project.
“Connectivity is more important than ever right now, and at UScellular we are committed to keeping our customers connected to the people and places that matter most to them,” said Jeremy Taylor, director of sales for UScellular in North Carolina. “We will continue to invest in creating a great wireless experience for customers, while also ensuring we provide critical resources for youth in our local communities.”
To help ensure customers have a great shopping experience, UScellular also invested $1.6 million in its North Carolina retail store environments in 2021. This includes 25 relocated, redesigned or upgraded stores that better showcase the variety of products and services the company provides, making it easier for customers to find what they need.