Verizon Wireless Expands Digital Service In Carbon County

Verizon Wireless Expands Digital Service In Carbon County

May 30, 2001



Verizon Wireless has expanded its digital wireless service in Carbon County with the addition of a new cell site with CDMA technology in Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania. The new site will improve digital wireless coverage along route 93.

According to Hans Leutenegger, executive director of network for the Philadelphia Tri-State Region, the site will provide the wireless carrier's Nesquehoning-area subscribers with improved wireless coverage when making cellular calls across the region.

The new site is part of a $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
Philadelphia Tri-State area.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 27 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 96 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.