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Bluegrass Cellular announced plans to launch the first phase of its 4G network in conjunction with Verizon Wireless LTE's Rural America program.
Elizabethtown and Radcliff are listed among the first cities to experience faster data speeds as a result of the network launch. The initial launch includes the Interstate 65 corridor between Louisville and Nashville. It also will serve Bowling Green, Glasgow, Bardstown and smaller communities in between.
"We are particularly proud to provide LTE service to Fort Knox and its population of more than 40,000 soldiers, family members and civilian employees," said Ron Smith, president of Bluegrass Cellular.
Bluegrass Cellular 4G customers and Verizon Wireless customers will have access to LTE-speed data services within Bluegrass Cellular's 4G LTE coverage areas. Bluegrass customers will have access to Verizon's 4G LTE network throughout the United States.
Bluegrass Cellular will continue to expand 4G LTE to additional areas in 2013.
The expanded 4G LTE service means Bluegrass Cellular customers will experience faster picture and video messaging, game and ringtone downloads and data speeds for PDAs, tablets and smartphones. The company projects that customers will experience download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second and 2 to 5 Mbps for uploading data to a wireless device.
Headquartered in Elizabethtown, Bluegrass Cellular has been operating in Kentucky for more than 20 years. It operates 21 company-owned retail centers and more than 30 authorized agent locations.