News Release

Northern Colorado Residents And Visitors Can Make More Calls

Verizon Wireless adds new cell sites in Greeley area to provide additional wireless coverage

July 17, 2006

Bob Kelley

DENVER, CO — Wireless users in northern Colorado are now experiencing increased coverage in Greeley and several highly traveled areas nearby thanks to new Verizon Wireless cell sites. The areas include:

  • The intersection of Colorado State Highways 14 & 52, including the towns of New Raymer and Stoneham. Coverage improvements extend along Hwy 14 between Briggsdale and Sterling; and along Hwy 52 towards Fort Morgan.
  • The intersection of Colorado State Highway 60 and Weld County Road 19 in Milliken. This site improves coverage in the towns of Johnstown and Milliken and expands coverage along Weld County Roads 52 & 46.

"Verizon Wireless leads in customer loyalty* for a very good reason--customers know they can count on our network reliability," said Jeff Mango, regional president of Verizon Wireless.

"We've invested more than $423 million in our wireless network in Colorado over the past four years to stay ahead of the growth in demand for our products and services."

The company invested $30 billion in the last six years — $5 billion on average every year since the company was formed — to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services.

The company's 'most reliable network' claim is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women throughout the country who inspired the "Can you hear me now? Good®" national advertising campaign. These engineers conduct more than 750,000 voice call attempts and 1.4 million data tests quarterly on Verizon Wireless' and other national carriers' networks while traveling over 225,000 miles in specially equipped, company-owned test vehicles.

* Loyalty claims based upon publicly available churn (customer turnover) figures.

NOTE TO EDITORS: If you are interested in setting up an interview or ride-along test drive with your local Verizon Wireless test man or woman, please contact Bob Kelley at 303-694-8990 or

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