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Residents Of Jerauld County, South Dakota, To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

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May 1, 2011

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

The cell site, located near Wessington Springs, improves coverage in the Jerauld County as follows:

  • North on U.S. Highway 281 to 212th Street;
  • South on U.S. Highway 281 to 242nd Avenue;
  • East on State Highway 34 to the town of Woonsocket;
  • and West on State Highway 34 to 378th Avenue

The new cell site provides increased wireless voice and data service in Jerauld 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 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.”

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. Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $70 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 $296 million on improvements to its wireless network in South Dakota.

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