News Release

Louisville, Kentucky, And New Albany, Indiana, Residents To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

New Cell Sites Mean Clearer Reception, Fewer Dropped Calls

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October 13, 2009

Michelle Gilbert
michelle.gilbert@verizonwireless.com
248-915-3680

Bonnie Hackbarth
bhackbarth@guthriemayes.com
502-625-1658

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Verizon Wireless has activated three new cell sites in Louisville and New Albany, Ind., which enable more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive email and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The new cell sites, each of which are equipped with a permanent backup generator for times of emergency, improve voice and data coverage in Buckner, downtown New Albany and in New Albany’s Falling Run Park as well as along the following major roads :

  • State Road 393 between Interstate 71 and U.S. Route 42
  • State Road 146 between Buckner and La Grange
  • Interstate 71 between State Road 146 and Allen Lane
  • U.S. Route 42 between State Road 393 and Bluegrass Parkway.
  • State Road 524 north of U.S. Route 42 to Smith Lane
  • State Road 53 south of U.S. Route 42 to La Grange
  • Interstate 64 between Cherry Street and the Ohio River
  • State Road 111 between Main Street Hill Road and Bank Street

“Building new cell sites, like these in Louisville and New Albany, is just one aspect of our overall effort to increase the reliability of our network across the state,” said Greg Haller, president–Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. “This year, we’re investing nearly $36.5 million in our Kentucky network. By actually test driving our network and monitoring usage every minute of every day, we can ensure we’re making the right improvements to meet our customers’ needs.”

These network improvements are part of Verizon Wireless’ continual effort to expand coverage, improve capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Kentucky and throughout the country. The company was the first wireless service provider to roll out its third generation, high-speed wireless network in Louisville in 2005. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $50 billion since it was formed— $5.5 billion on average every year—to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 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.

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