Verizon Invests $215,000 To Better Serve Wisconsin's Bristol Customers

BRISTOL, Wis. - Verizon customers in the Bristol area will soon have improved communications as the result of a $215,000 investment the company is making in its call-switching center here.

Verizon is increasing the size of its Bristol facility to accommodate additional switching and equipment for this fast-growing community.

The addition will increase the capacity and reliability of the Verizon telecommunications network. The project - along with a new parking area and improved fencing - will be completed in June.

During the past three years, Verizon has invested more than $210 million in its Wisconsin network.

"This project demonstrates Verizon's commitment to build and maintain an advanced telecommunications network throughout the Badger State," said Dan Matson, Verizon vice-president, regulatory and governmental affairs. "We continue to invest in our state-of-the-art infrastructure to maintain service excellence, as well as to provide a platform for high-speed access to the Internet and a host of other advanced services.

"Whether we're making significant network upgrades or offering new services and packages of local, long-distance and broadband services, Verizon is helping consumers and businesses make progress every day."

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