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    I know there is not much USCC talk on the forums but I figured I would throw it out there. Here in Rutland VT USCC still has several 3g only sites. In all the cases they are the only carriers on these specific sites. Take a peak at Cellmapper to see the sites in Rutland.

    From what I have seen the rest of the USCC sites in VT have been upgraded to LTE awhile ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hungoverfurball View Post
    I know there is not much USCC talk on the forums but I figured I would throw it out there. Here in Rutland VT USCC still has several 3g only sites. In all the cases they are the only carriers on these specific sites. Take a peak at Cellmapper to see the sites in Rutland.

    From what I have seen the rest of the USCC sites in VT have been upgraded to LTE awhile ago.
    I've noticed this too, seems like they just don't care about the Rutland market as much and it makes sense, Verizon and AT&T both dominate that market, T-Mobile is a no show and sprint also seems to be pretty good there from what I saw on the maps. If you want better speeds I do reccomend switching to another carrier, either of the big 2 is fine if you mainly stay in the more populated areas of Vermont, if you do go rural alot AT&T is the carrier you want based on my experience.

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    Sad to say, but there's not much of anything in the Rutland market, so it's probably not worth the investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hungoverfurball View Post
    I know there is not much USCC talk on the forums but I figured I would throw it out there. Here in Rutland VT USCC still has several 3g only sites. In all the cases they are the only carriers on these specific sites. Take a peak at Cellmapper to see the sites in Rutland.

    From what I have seen the rest of the USCC sites in VT have been upgraded to LTE awhile ago.
    Yeah. That's interesting. I've noticed if I go down to Mt. Hope, WV I seem to just roam on Sprint for LTE. I get decent USCC CDMA down there. It does seem to me like the CDMA is too good of signal to not get LTE down there. All of their other towers here seem to have LTE though to my knowledge. The LTE just drops out so much because their tower locations didn't have LTE in mind I don't think and were primarily designed for 800 MHz CDMA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hungoverfurball View Post
    I know there is not much USCC talk on the forums but I figured I would throw it out there. Here in Rutland VT USCC still has several 3g only sites. In all the cases they are the only carriers on these specific sites. Take a peak at Cellmapper to see the sites in Rutland.

    From what I have seen the rest of the USCC sites in VT have been upgraded to LTE awhile ago.
    Well, looks like USCC withdrew from Chittenden County.
    They ran the former Devon Mobile Communications network for a few decades on 3G, and recently noticed that the USCC network was turned off and replaced with roaming. It would have been nice to see LTE up there, but I guess USCC never really concentrated their effort in the that part of Vermont due to competition from the Big 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i0wnj00 View Post
    Well, looks like USCC withdrew from Chittenden County.
    They ran the former Devon Mobile Communications network for a few decades on 3G, and recently noticed that the USCC network was turned off and replaced with roaming. It would have been nice to see LTE up there, but I guess USCC never really concentrated their effort in the that part of Vermont due to competition from the Big 4.
    Yeah. That's interesting. I wonder if they plan to stay in my market as long as possible.

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    Here's a quick pic of one of the 3g sites. On side of a old silo just outside of Rutland.

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