LOUISVILLE, KY — Kentucky residents and visitors who rely on Verizon Wireless’ advanced 3G high-speed wireless network don’t have to worry about their ability to access the Internet, check e-mail, download music and view high-quality videos. The company announced today that it has spent more than $1.5 million over the past 18 months to boost capacity of its data network in the state.
The project entailed installing equipment on 17 cell sites across Louisville and Paducah, thereby doubling capacity at those sites and enabling Verizon Wireless to continue staying ahead of its customers’ strong demand for wireless data services. In the first quarter of the year, Verizon Wireless’ data revenues were up 56.2 percent over last year.
“We stay well ahead of our customers’ growing needs by studying their data usage habits and test driving our network to experience firsthand the speeds of our 3G network,” said Greg Haller, president–Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. “Network reliability is not just a catch phrase for us. It defines who we are.”
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Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.