Verizon Wireless Expands Service Coverage in Rosedale and Richmond Hill

Verizon Wireless Expands Service Coverage in Rosedale and Richmond Hill

August 14, 2001




Verizon Wireless has expanded service coverage in Queens County with a new cell site in Rosedale and one in Richmond Hill.

"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 Rosedale improves service on sections of Route 27, the Belt Parkway, Laurelton Parkway and in the vicinity of Rosedale and western Valley Stream.

The Richmond Hill site enhances wireless calling between Woodhaven Boulevard and the Van Wyck Expressway on Hillside, Metropolitan, Myrtle, Jamaica and Atlantic Avenues. The site also covers Lefferts Boulevard between Metropolitan and Liberty Avenues.

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 more than 28 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 97 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.