Verizon Wireless To Activate Mobile Cell Site At Arizona State Capitol For Monday

PHOENIX, AZ — MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO:Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network

WHAT: Verizon Wireless is deploying its Cell on Light Truck (COLT), a self-contained $500,000 mobile cell site used for rapid response in Arizona, to boost capacity at the Arizona State Capitol for Monday, April 10. The 25,000 lb. COLT features two retractable masts — 30 and 60 ft. tall —, a microwave antenna and an emergency power generator.

MOBILE CELL SITE FLEET: Verizon Wireless owns, maintains and deploys a fleet of Cells on Light Trucks (COLTS) and Cells on Wheels (COWS) that can be mobilized quickly to provide wireless coverage and capacity in the event of a natural disaster or other community need.

NETWORK RELIABILITY: In addition to the fleet of mobile equipment, Verizon Wireless' nationwide network reliability is supported by industry-leading redundancy and maintenance measures, which have proven particularly valuable during natural disasters and other emergencies. Standard Verizon Wireless network reliability features include battery back-up power at all facilities as well as generators installed at all switching facilities and many cell site locations.

NETWORK INVESTMENT: In Arizona, Verizon Wireless invested more than $85 million in network enhancements in 2005. The company has invested more than $370 million over a five-year period in Arizona network upgrades alone.

B-ROLL AVAILABLE: B-Roll and high-quality still photographs of Verizon Wireless' Arizona-based COLT can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

CONTACT: Jenny WeaverVerizon WirelessJenny.Weaver@verizonwireless.com  480-763-6321

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice network, serving 51.3 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE: VOD and LSE). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. 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 www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

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