CHANDLER, AZ — Verizon Wireless expanded its network in the second quarter with two key cell sites in the north and east Valley.
As a result of the new cell sites, network coverage and capacity have been improved in east Queen Creek and in north Phoenix near Pinnacle Peak Road from Cave Creek Road east to Tatum Blvd.
"These new sites reflect our ongoing commitment to provide customers with the reliable, high quality service they expect from Verizon Wireless," said Tony Heyman, regional president of Verizon Wireless.
"We've invested more than $370 million in our wireless network in Arizona over the past five years, and we will continue to invest to stay ahead of the explosive growth in the Valley."
The company invested $30 billion in the last six years $5 billion on average every year since the company was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services.
The company's 'most reliable network' claim is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women throughout the country who inspired the "Can you hear me now? Good®" national advertising campaign. These engineers conduct more than 750,000 voice call attempts and 1.4 million data tests quarterly on Verizon Wireless' and other national carriers' networks while traveling over 225,000 miles quarterly in specially equipped, company-owned test vehicles.
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