Bluegrass Cellular Launches LTE on Verizon's Spectrum
Bluegrass Cellular today announced the launch of its LTE 4G network. Bluegrass cellular is a member of Verizon Wireless's LTE in Rural America program. It built an LTE 4G network using its own telecommunications equipment but on Verizon's 700MHz spectrum. Verizon offered its rural 700MHz spectrum holdings to regional carriers in an effort to help speed up the deployment of LTE 4G. Bluegrass Cellular's initial LTE launch footprint covers 338,000 POPs in 20 towns across five counties. Some of the larger markets include Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Glasgow, Radcliff, Bardstown, and Ft. Knox, Kentucky. Bluegrass Cellular expects to expand its LTE footprint in 2013.