Wireless carrier Bluegrass Cellular has announced this week plans to provide its customers with the advanced data transfer speeds that 4G LTE can deliver.The carrier will roll out a LTE network as part of the Verizon Wireless LTE in Rural America (LRA) program, providing users in Kentucky cities of Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Glasgow, Radcliff and Bardstown with the new speeds first.
The carrier notes that both its 4G customers and Verizon Wireless users will receive access to LTE services in the 4G LTE coverage areas, and that Bluegrass Cellular subscribers will also enjoy the connectivity around the United States on Verizon’s network.
“This initial launch covers a population area of over 348,000 people in our largest markets and includes the I-65 corridor providing continuous 4G LTE coverage between Louisville and Nashville,” Ron Smith, president of Bluegrass Cellular, said.
“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.”
The initial 4G LTE network rollout includes Hardin County: Elizabethtown, Cecilia, Ft. Knox, Radcliff, Rineyville, Sonora, Upton and Vine Grove; Hart County: Munfordville and Horse Cave; Nelson County: Bardstown and Coxs Creek; Barren County: Glasgow, Park City and Cave City; and Warren County: Bowling Green, Claypool, Bristow, Plano and Smiths Grove.
The mobile phone carrier also announced that it plans on making the new service available for users in more areas in 2013.
The availability of this service will provide users with the possibility to enjoy not only faster downloads of photos, but also access to video messaging, gaming and other content download on their mobile devices.
Those who will chose to adopt the carrier’s 4G LTE service will enjoy download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps.
“Bluegrass Cellular made the decision two years ago to partner with Verizon Wireless as the fastest approach to provide 4G LTE to our customers both locally and nationwide,” said Smith.
“We are pleased to announce the successful rollout of the first phase of this partnership and look forward to the continued expansion of 4G LTE coverage in the future.”