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T-Mobile has officially painted the town of Woodstock, Illinois magenta.
It’s been almost one year since T-Mobile crowned Woodstock, IL the winner of its Hometown Techover – a $3 million tech makeover for an American small town – which included a $250,000 grant from T-Mobile, 5G network enhancements, a Little League® baseball field refurbishment, 100 supercharged family tech prize packs that include 5G smartphones with a year of free service, and a free concert featuring diamond-selling, award-winning duo Florida Georgia Line which took place this past weekend.
The concert brought thousands of Woodstock residents out to the McHenry County Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 13 for a night they won’t soon forget. Florida Georgia Line performed as concert goers sang along and basked in good vibes and a winning spirit.
“We had a blast making memories with the Woodstock community,” said Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard. “It was amazing to see everyone come on out and celebrate together as T-Mobile’s Hometown Techover champs.”
“What a night, Woodstock!” added Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley. “We know the power of music and technology, and how they both can keep us all connected, so to be able to share in this fun night together was something special.”
While the concert made for one epic day for Woodstock, the Un-carrier’s technology enhancements will have a long-lasting impact for the residents, businesses and organizations within the community.
“Ever since Woodstock was announced as T-Mobile’s Hometown Techover winner, we’ve been ecstatic about what it means for our town, and I’m impressed by all the progress we’ve seen,” said Mike Turner, Mayor of Woodstock. “Our city now has a massively enhanced 5G network, our Little League fields have free live streaming through FamCam 5G, more than 3,000 of our students now have internet access – and those are just a few examples. We’re grateful for T-Mobile’s generous contributions to our community and excited to continue watching our town grow and flourish as a result.”
Here’s a closer look at the Techover deets:
“When we set out to give Woodstock a massive tech upgrade, we knew we wanted the town to become a 5G leader in small town America, and we did just that through our spectacular partnership with the people of Woodstock,” said Jon Freier, President of Consumer Group at T-Mobile. “With many of the tech upgrades nearing completion, I’m incredibly inspired by Woodstock’s pride and passion in showing the rest of the country how 5G can connect and empower a community.”
T-Mobile’s Hometown Techover is one of the many initiatives marking T-Mobile’s commitment to rural America. T-Mobile’s goal is to ensure that all Americans — from big cities to small towns and rural communities across the U.S. — have access to all the latest products, services and technology. Beyond amazing deals on plans and new devices, the Un-carrier launched Home Internet last year. With T-Mobile, more than 40 million households – a third of them in rural America – are eligible for 5G Home Internet. T-Mobile also committed to providing $25 million over five years to small towns to help fund community development projects in rural areas across the country. Learn more or apply for T-Mobile Hometown Grants today.
For more information about T-Mobile's commitment to small towns, visit T-Mobile.com/AcrossAmerica.
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