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Then And Now: Verizon Wireless And The Fargo Floods

Video Available of Verizon Wireless '09 Response

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March 17, 2010

Karen Smith 

Tom Pica 


Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network

Video of Verizon Wireless’ response to the 2009 Red River Floods, including:

  • Comments from customers and first responders about the importance of reliable wireless communication
  • Quotes from Verizon Wireless network technicians about the company’s planning and response strategy

On Verizon Wireless’ YouTube channel at

Available now

Once again, forecasters predict possible major floods in Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., by this weekend. Verizon Wireless’ network team has already prepared its voice and 3G network to deliver reliable wireless coverage and service during the spring flood season.

Last year, Verizon Wireless rolled in temporary cell sites and provided free phones and service when flood stages were reached in parts of the Red River Valley, helping Air National Guard personnel, Red Cross shelter workers, first responders, and residents stay connected.

This video shows how Verizon Wireless prepares for crises like these and how it strives to deliver wireless service to its customers when they need it most.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit 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