U.S. Cellular expands coverage in Sapulpa

SAPULPA, Okla. — U.S. Cellular recently completed construction of an additional cell site in Sapulpa, Okla. to improve call quality for its customers. A new 105-foot site off of Highway 66 near East Line Street will increase U.S. Cellular’s coverage for the east side of the city of Sapulpa and will also compliment U.S. Cellular’s statewide network of 635 towers.

“Your cell phone is your lifeline to the people who are most important to you,” said Nancy Fratzke, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Oklahoma. “We’re here to keep you connected. With a stronger network, Sapulpa can also become more competitive in attracting new business.”

U.S. Cellular has a team of network engineers who drive all over the coverage area to test signal strength and call quality. The company also listens to customer feedback to determine the best locations for new cell sites.

This new site is part of U.S. Cellular’s 3G Mobile Broadband network in Oklahoma, which allows customers to access data on their cell phones 10 times faster than before and at no additional cost. With 3G speeds, browsing the Web on a smart phone is very similar to the experience on a desktop computer. Web pages open faster and customers can send and receive large email attachments. Downloads take less time and picture and video messages are delivered more quickly.

“We need reliable wireless service to protect the health and security of our citizens and public safety officials,” said Sapulpa Chief of Police Rick Rumsey. “It’s a big help to us when companies like U.S. Cellular expand their networks.”

U.S. Cellular has led recent efforts to preserve federal support for rural wireless network development through Connecting Rural America, a coalition of public safety officials, economic development organizations and concerned citizens working for equality in wireless telecommunications. Its goal is to provide rural communities with the same access to wireless technology that urban communities already enjoy.

Updated 05-11-2010

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