Verizon Wireless plans to purchase the C17 jet from Boeing in 2018.
The deal will allow Verizon to begin flying the C57-200 on a regular schedule in 2018, said David J. Martin, vice president and general manager of the carrier’s new wireless service, the “Skywest” program.
Verizon Wireless said it will spend $200 million to buy the C-17.
It will also lease its aircraft from Boeing, and it will provide services for Boeing maintenance and upgrade work on the plane.
The Boeing deal has the backing of President Donald Trump and other senior officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg.
The purchase comes after Verizon said in February that it was going to buy planes from Boeing for $24.6 billion.
The company said it would not announce its intent to acquire the plane until 2019.
The C-177 will be used by U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, and will help with the ongoing war there.
The planes will also be used for commercial and military purposes.