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Residents Of Beadle County, South Dakota To Benefit From Verizon Wireless 3G Network Enhancements

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January 10, 2012

Karen Smith
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Debbie Hilt
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WOLSEY, SD — To continue to stay ahead of rising demand for wireless voice, 3G multimedia and Internet access, Verizon Wireless has expanded its local network in Beadle County, S.D., by activating a new cell site.

The cell site, located near the intersection of State Highway 14 and U.S. Highway 281, improves coverage in Beadle County as follows:

  • North to 182nd Street;
  • South to 207th Street;
  • East to 391st Avenue;
  • and West to 364th Avenue.

The new cell site provides increased wireless voice and 3G data service in Beadle County, which empowers more Verizon Wireless customers to rely on their wireless phones for social networking, Internet browsing, downloading apps, exchanging email and text, picture and video messaging, as well as making calls.

“South Dakotans are increasingly relying on smartphones and 3G applications to manage their busy lives and stay connected at home or on-the-go,” said Seamus Hyland, president–Great Plains Region, Verizon Wireless. “This new cell site is part of our continual investment in our network so our customers can use their devices when, where and how they need them.”

In addition to the ongoing investment in its 3G network, Verizon Wireless has launched the largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in 190 metropolitan areas (including Sioux Falls, S.D.) coast to coast covering more than 200 million Americans. The company will continue a phased market rollout so that by the end of 2013, the 4G LTE Network will be available everywhere Verizon has its 3G network today.

Verizon Wireless’ 3G network is the most reliable high-speed data network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices today to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their city, or when they travel to an area already covered by 4G LTE.

Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $65 billion since it was formed—$6 billion on average every year—to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services. This new cell site is part of Verizon Wireless’ continual effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in South Dakota.

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