U.S. Cellular announced today it has teamed up with Internet of Things America LLC (IoT America) to provide an enhanced suite of IoT agriculture solutions for business customers and rural communities. These U.S. Cellular customers — which range from growers and ranchers to small towns, light industrial companies and more — now have access to IoT America technology solutions designed to increase efficiency, yield, productivity and safety, while reducing operating costs.
“We strive to work with companies who share our commitment to providing an excellent customer experience, and IoT America offers unique IoT agriculture applications and solutions that can enhance any agricultural operation while providing ongoing support every step of the way,” said Scott Scheuber, director of emerging product and services management at U.S. Cellular. “IoT agriculture doesn’t have to be difficult, and with our track record of high-quality network service, we can ensure that farms of all sizes and functions have access to the technology they need to be successful.”
U.S. Cellular and IoT America will be providing smart farming solutions for farmers and ranchers to deliver higher yields and efficiencies to enhance day-to-day operations. Initially, IoT America will begin with asset tracking and tank monitoring solutions for U.S. Cellular customers. Asset Tracking includes outdoor applications as well as Lone Worker identification capabilities. The Tank Monitoring solutions highlight diesel tank, propane tank and water tank monitoring. Additionally, Tank Monitoring allows for reduced truck rolls from delivery companies, increased time utilization for both family farm operations and large co-ops, and better facility performance and uptime for livestock and machinery.
IoT America manages every aspect of implementation and delivery of IoT technologies, including installation, sensor management, ongoing monitoring as well as data analytics. Whether a farm needs tracking devices on herds or tanks, facility monitoring or anything in between, U.S. Cellular agricultural customers now have a cost-effective way to reduce the complexity of evolving their farm into a tech-forward business.
“The success of our customers living and working in rural communities drives everything we do at IoT America, including our strategic engagement with U.S. Cellular,” said Michelle Reese, senior vice president of strategic alliances at IoT America. “By combining our vast IoT capabilities and industry expertise with U.S. Cellular’s market leadership in creating solutions that delight customers on their network, we are in a perfect position to help growers and ranchers make smarter decisions and improve the way they work.”
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don’t and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. For the fifth time in a row, U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance, according to J.D. Power’s twice-annual U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com.
About Internet of Things America LLC
IoT America is redefining the wireless ecosystem and extending innovative technologies to rural America. Our people and strategic partners deliver award-winning solutions utilizing remotely monitored and controlled sensor technologies. We focus on farmers, ranchers, and rural communities to help boost efficiency, increase yields, reduce costs, and conserve valuable resources. At our core we believe technology should pay for itself. The company’s managed IoT solutions combines wireless communication, data analytics, and artificial intelligence to generate new revenues for customers. Committed to deploying essential infrastructure, IoT America is bridging the infrastructure gap by providing connectivity needed for Americans living and doing business in rural areas.