US Cellular Says 'No Thanks' to iPhone Sans LTE

It seems that not all carriers are jumping at the opportunity to have the iPhone on their network. Per TUAW:

Speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, Ted Carlson, CEO of US Cellular's parent company TDS, said, "The iPhone for us would need to be at the cutting edge of where we're going, and then there might be an opportunity to consider it."

It's amazing to me that in this age of near ubiquity of the Apple iPhone that some carriers exact a few standards for their network.  I would love to see an iPhone LTE model and would consider switching to any network that got this first.  Except Verizon.  Not a fan.