Verizon Wireless Expands Service Coverage In
Hempstead And East Hills
July 5, 2001
NEW YORK, NY
Verizon Wireless has expanded service coverage in Nassau County with a new cell site in Hempstead and one in East Hills.
"The new cell sites will provide customers who live in and travel through these areas with greater wireless network coverage and increased clarity when making wireless calls," said Heidi Hemmer, Verizon Wireless Director of Engineering in metropolitan New York.
The site in Hempstead improves service on sections of Hempstead Turnpike, Fulton Street, Front Street, Franklin Avenue and Peninsula Boulevard.
The East Hills site enhances wireless calling on Glen Cove Road between the Long Island Expressway and Northern Boulevard.
The new sites are part of a $4 billion investment program this year to improve and extend the reach of the Verizon Wireless nationwide network. More than $300 million of that investment is being used to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless products and services in the New York Metro area.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with 28 million wireless voice and data customers. The new coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp -- now Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) -- and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). The new company includes the assets of Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications. The company has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets. Verizon Wireless, 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.