08.09.2001Corporate

Verizon Wireless Expands Digital Service In Cattaraugus County


Verizon Wireless Expands Digital Service In Cattaraugus County

August 9, 2001

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ROCHESTER, NY

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Verizon Wireless has expanded its digital wireless service in Cattaraugus County with the addition of a new cell site in Killbuck. This new site will provide digital service to the City of Salamanca and will expand digital coverage along routes 17 and 219.

According to Gene Fassett, executive director of network for Verizon Wireless's Upstate New York Region, the site will provide the wireless carrier's Cattaraugus County-area customers and travelers with greater coverage quality and increased clarity when making cellular calls across the region.

The new site is part of the $4 billion investment program this year to improve and extend the reach of the Verizon Wireless nationwide network. More than $100 million of that investment is being used to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless products and services in the Upstate New York region.


About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28 million wireless voice and data customers. The coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications. Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 97 of the top 100 U.S. markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.