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Bluegrass Cellular Community Profile

Bluegrass Cellular Community Profile

Bluegrass Cellular LogoBluegrass Cellular was the first cellular carrier to provide analog cellular network service in rural Kentucky.  Service was initiated in May 1991 with the construction of cellular sites in Bowling Green, Glasgow, Elizabethtown, Bardstown, Radcliff and Russell Springs. Since the initiation of service, the Bluegrass Cellular wireless network has grown to provide coverage to 40 counties within its license areas.

Bluegrass Cellular is committed to serving as a pioneer of wireless service in rural Kentucky.  In October 1998, the company launched digital cellular services in Central Kentucky.  In November 2004, Bluegrass Cellular launched 2G enhanced services on its CDMA digital 1X data network, and in late 2007, EVDO 3G high-speed data service was added to its markets.

In 2010, Bluegrass Cellular became the first regional wireless carrier to partner in the Verizon Wireless LTE in Rural America program.  Under this agreement, Bluegrass Cellular will build the 4G LTE network that will fill the Central Kentucky white space in Verizon Wireless’ nationwide wireless network.  The 4G LTE network is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the wireless industry.

Bluegrass Cellular service is sold through both direct and indirect distribution channels. Bluegrass Cellular has agency relationships with more than 35 businesses to sell cellular service and has 21 company-owned retail locations to provide sales and service support to customers.

The corporate headquarters for Bluegrass Cellular is located in Elizabethtown, Kentucky at 2902 Ring Road. The headquarters building houses the office of the President, accounting, engineering, sales and marketing, support services, telecom, desktop support, materials management, customer service, networking and Internet departments. In addition, it houses a Customer Care Center for providing sales and service support to customers.

Bluegrass Cellular’s other Customer Care Centers are located in Bardstown, Bowling Green, Brandenburg, Campbellsville, Central City, Columbia, Corbin, Elizabethtown, Glasgow, Lebanon, Leitchfield, London, Monticello, Radcliff, Russellville, Scottsville, Somerset and Tompkinsville.

Bluegrass Cellular is a member of the Rural Cellular Association (RCA) and the CTIA – The Wireless Association.

In addition to its pioneering efforts in the wireless industry in Kentucky, Bluegrass Cellular leadership also manages two additional companies formed to provide telecommunication services—Bluegrass Network, LLC, formed in 1995 and Bluegrass Telecom, LLC, formed in 1998.   

Bluegrass Cellular
1850 South Highway 27
Somerset, KY 42501
(606) 383-0300
www.bluegrasscellular.com

 

About Bobby Clue

Bobby Clue’s many accomplishments span business management, government affairs, public relations and consulting, as he has served government agencies, non-profit organizations, research institutes, and private corporations. Prior to becoming Executive Director of the Somerset-Pulaski Co. Chamber of Commerce, Clue served as Government Affairs Director for Steptoe & Johnson; a business focused law firm with particular strengths in energy, labor, employment, and litigation.