AFTON, OK — Can you hear me now? In Afton, the answer is an emphatic “yes.” A new digital cell site has been built and is located on South 520 Road, providing improved Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Mobile Broadband data coverage to customers in Afton and along U.S. Hwy. 44. The new site was completed in May and represents an investment of about $57,000. Verizon Wireless also recently installed new cell sites in the nearby towns of Miami and Vinita at a combined cost of over $250,000.
These cell sites utilize a virtual flow of 3G high-speed wireless broadband (EV-DO Rev. A) technology. It also complements more advanced wireless applications, such as V CAST – which allows customers to stream video clips, play cutting-edge 3D games and download song tracks over the air; VZ Navigator(SM) – a location-based service offering maps, audible driving directions, traffic updates, gas station pricing; and the newest, most reliable Push To Talk technology.
In addition, customers using the company’s Mobile Broadband data service to wirelessly access their e-mail and calendars, the Internet and other information, can expect average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits per second and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps. At those speeds, customers can upload or download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in less than two seconds.
The new site is part of the company’s continuing investment to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network throughout the country. Already this year, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $15 million in Oklahoma to advance and expand network capabilities.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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.