U.S. Cellular recently completed construction of two additional cell sites in southern Maine to improve call quality for its customers.

The first site in East Limington will increase U.S. Cellular’s coverage and network capacity in Limington, Standish, and Steep Falls and along Route 25.

The second site near Glantz Corner will improve service along Route 115 and 202 between Windham and Gray. Both sites complement U.S. Cellular’s statewide network of more than 250 towers.

“We need reliable wireless service to protect the health and security of our citizens and public safety officials,” said York County Sheriff Maurice Ouellette. “It’s a big help to us when companies like U.S. Cellular expand their networks.”

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.

The new towers in East Limington and Glantz Corner are part of a $16 million network investment in the New England region in 2008.

U.S. Cellular has led the effort to preserve federal support for rural wireless development through Connecting Rural America (www.connectingruralamerica.org), a grassroots coalition of concerned citizens, community leaders and elected officials working for equality in wireless telecommunications. Its goal is to provide rural communities with the same access to technology as their urban counterparts.

To learn more about the company visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com.

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