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

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May 1, 2012

Karen Smith

Debbie Hilt  
402-292-5553 ext. 6

GANN VALLEY, SD — To continue to stay ahead of rising demand for wireless voice, multimedia and Internet access, Verizon Wireless has expanded its local network in Buffalo County, S.D., by activating two new cell sites.

Located near Gann Valley, the first cell site improves coverage as follows:

  • North on State Highway 45 to 218th Street;
  • South on State Highway 45 to 242nd Street;
  • East on State Highway 34 to 372nd Avenue;
  • and West on State Highway 34 to State Highway 50.

The second site, located near Fort Thompson, improves coverage as follows:

  • North on State Highway 47 to 216th Street;
  • South on State Highway 47 to County Road 5;
  • East on State Highway 34 to State Highway 50;
  • and West from Fort Thompson approximately five miles.

The new cell sites provide increased wireless voice and data service in Buffalo 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. “The 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 South 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 $296 million on improvements to its wireless network in South Dakota.

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