News Release

Verizon Wireless Expands Network Coverage in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, with New Cell Site

July 17, 2006

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Lori Riddle Eberenz
For Verizon Wireless
LRiddle@guthriemayes.com
502-625-1655

HARRODSBURG, KY — To stay ahead of its growing customer base and demand for its voice and data services, Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Harrodsburg, enabling more customers to use their wireless phones to make calls, send and receive TXT and Picture Messages, and download games and ring tones.

The new cell site expands the company's network coverage in the following areas:

  • In Harrodsburg;
  • Along U.S. Highway 127 between the Mercer/Boyle county line and Salvisa;
  • Along U.S. Highway 68 in Mercer County, east and west of Harrodsburg.

"Both visitors to historic Harrodsburg and area residents alike rely on their wireless phones more and more to stay connected," said Greg Haller, president—Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. "Whether brushing up on history at Old Fort Harrod State Park, souvenir shopping in the downtown area or enjoying the Mercer County Fair and Horse Show, Verizon Wireless customers will receive the reliable service that they expect and deserve."

This new cell site is part of Verizon Wireless' continuous effort to increase coverage and augment the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Kentucky and across the country. Verizon Wireless has invested $30 billion in the last six years-$5 billion on average every year since the company was formed-to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. The company has invested more than $156 million in the past six years in its Kentucky network.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 53 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

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