Oklahoma business briefs for Feb. 14, 2020

Love’s Travel Stops opens three new locations

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has opened three new stores, including one in Watonga, the company said Thursday.

The Watonga store, located off State Highway 3, adds 40 jobs and 50 truck parking spaces to Blaine County. The comapny also opened new locations in Greenville, Virginia, and Flowers, Mississippi.

“Today is a big day as we open locations in Virginia, Oklahoma and Mississippi,” said Tom Love, founder and executive chairman of Love’s. “These new locations allow us to serve professional and four-wheel drivers and get them back on the road quickly. We’re excited to continue adding convenient locations to communities across the country.”

In honor of the grand opening, Love’s will donate $2,000 to Riverheads High School in Greenville, $2,000 to Building A Better You in Watonga and $2,000 to Bovina Elementary School in Flowers.

U.S. Cellular offers fixed high-speed internet in Oklahoma

U.S. Cellular's high-speed internet service is now available throughout Oklahoma. The company has added an outdoor antenna option that provides speeds up to two times faster than having an internal router only, officials said.

The external antenna is about the size of a pizza box and has a clear line of sight to wireless towers in the area. It works in conjunction with an in-home Google Wifi system to provide broadband-quality Wi-Fi, especially for people in rural areas.

“We know there are parts of Oklahoma that are lacking in broadband access, and with our High-Speed Internet Service, customers can have reliable and fast internet speeds on every connected device in their home or business using our high-quality network,” said Jeff Heeley, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Oklahoma. “This service is also designed to be a superior alternative internet option for people who may have slow speeds, high costs or inconsistent service with their current provider.”

Staff reports