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Shentel announces nTelos upgrade

EDINBURG — Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel), which services Farmville and surrounding areas, announced Wednesday that on Sept. 30 it completed the upgrade of the former nTelos network from 3G to 4G LTE, along with the migration of the former nTelos customers to the Sprint billing system.

According to a press release, by the end of 2018, Shentel will have the largest 4G LTE wireless coverage area in its West Virginia and southern Virginia markets.

“This completes the transformation of the former nTelos wireless service area, acquired by Shentel in May 2016, to the Sprint Affiliate model in 17 months, a full quarter ahead of schedule,” officials said in the release.    

The release cited over the past year, Shentel has invested hundreds of millions of dollars improving the Sprint network in Virginia and West Virginia.

“They have already doubled the amount of 4G LTE coverage in the network by upgrading 854 sites, making 100 percent of their sites 4G LTE capable,” officials said in the release.