U.S. Cellular invests $38 million in Missouri improvements
U.S. Cellular has recently announced that during 2014, the company invested a total of $38 million to improve their network, stores and community support throughout Missouri.
According to a press release, $37.1 million was put towards enhancing the network across Missouri by combining 4G LTE enhancements and upgrades to the existing high-speed network. Dorsey Ragland, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Missouri, says the enhanced service had already been introduced to Columbia and Jefferson City, but brought faster speed to surrounding communities including Hartsburg, Rucker, Harrisburg, Perche, Rocheport, Woodlandville, Armstrong, Fayette, Franklin, New Franklin and Estill.
The investment was also used to improve store locations throughout Missouri, with $848,279 used to re-design stores to make them more experiential and hands-on. Stores that were re-designed include ones in Springfield, Kirksville, Camdenton, Republic, Moberly and Kahoka.
U.S. Cellular not only used the investment to improve their network throughout Missouri, but also donated $54,566 to 85 teachers in the state through their Calling All Teachers program. The program provides funding for impactful classroom projects that public school teachers submit on DonarsChoose.org.
According to Ragland, out of the $54,566 donated to Missouri teachers, $1,167.13 was donated locally to two teachers in Columbia, benefitting over 100 students. One teacher selected comes from Mill Creek Elementary School and the project funded was a literacy and language project. The second teacher selected came from Benton Elementary and had a math and science project funded.