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Residents Of Minot And Rock Lake, North Dakota To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

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March 18, 2012

Karen Smith
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Maureen Cahill
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MINOT, ND — To continue to stay ahead of rising demand for wireless voice, multimedia and Internet access, Verizon Wireless has expanded its local network in Minot and Rock Lake, N.D. by activating new cell sites.

The Minot cell site, located near the intersection of the U.S. Highway 83 bypass and County Road 15 West, improves coverage in the Minot area as follows:

  • North two miles on the U.S. Highway 83 bypass;
  • South 1.5 miles on the U.S. Highway 83 bypass;
  • East one mile to 4th Avenue NW;
  • and West one mile on County Road 15W

The Rock Lake cell site, located near the intersection of U.S. Highway 281 and State Highway 5, improves coverage in the Rock Lake area as follows:

  • North nine miles on State Highway 5 and State Highway 4;
  • South five miles on U.S. Highway 281;
  • East six miles on State Highway 5;
  • and West 9 miles on U.S. Highway 281 and State Highway 5

The new cell sites provide increased wireless voice and data service in the Minot and Rock Lake areas, 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.

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

The new cell sites are part of Verizon Wireless’ continual effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in North Dakota. 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. Since 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $206 million on improvements to its wireless network in North Dakota.

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