UScellular Invested More than $41 Million in its Washington Network in 2022

Business and Professional

February 28, 2023

UScellular announced today that it made a $41.1 million investment in its Washington network in 2022. This includes $17.9 million in network upgrades and 5G modernizations that enhanced connectivity across the state and $23.2 million in 5G spectrum that will bring additional customer benefits in future years and advances the company’s multi-year 5G network strategy. 

UScellular also provided $60,800 in funding to non-profit organizations and youth organizations in Washington, including $30,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties, $25,000 to the YWCA of Yakima, $4,800 in supplies to the Yakima Rotary Food Bank and $1,000 through its Community Connections program. Four Washington non-profits also received a combined $727,100 worth of hot spots and service to help youth connect to the Internet as part of the company’s After School Access Project.


“Whether we are building a new cell tower or donating a hot spot to help a student do their homework, we are investing in the future of Washington,” said Sarah Pearson, director of sales for UScellular in the Northwest. “We are committed to being a part of the communities we serve and ensuring our customers can connect to what matters most.”


Additionally, to elevate the in-store shopping experience, UScellular invested $166,000 to update its retail stores in Pasco and Chehalis. For more news and information about UScellular, please go to newsroom.uscellular.com.


About UScellular

UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to help customers stay connected to the things that matter most. The Chicago-based carrier provides a strong, reliable network supported by the latest technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. Through its After School Access Project, the company has pledged to provide hotspots and service to help up to 50,000 youth connect to reliable internet. Additionally, UScellular has price protected all of its plans, promising not to increase prices through at least the end of 2024. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, visit newsroom.uscellular.com.