LAUREL, MD — Verizon Wireless has placed three new cell sites in Prince George's County, Maryland, to boost signal coverage and add capacity to the company's extensive digital wireless network. The new sites, located near the Beltway in Beltsville, near Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs, and in Accokeek's Indian Head Highway area, will deliver the most advanced wireless voice and data services to customers.
For customers, the addition of this new cell site translates into fewer busy signals and fewer dropped calls. "With this addition to our wireless network, we're providing our local business and consumer customers with the technology and capabilities they've been asking for," said Patrick Devlin, president of Verizon Wireless' Washington/Baltimore/Virginia region.
Customer growth, greater usage due to high value pricing like SingleRateSM national and regional calling plans, and the popularity of its Mobile Web wireless Internet services are driving the local demand for the company's wireless services. Staying ahead of the wireless growth curve requires continuing network expansion and enhancements.
Verizon Wireless invested more than $200 million in its network in the Washington-Baltimore-Virginia region in 2001 as part of the company's nationwide $4 billion network improvement program to offer customers service on the most extensive wireless network in the U.S.
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Verizon Wireless is the leading wireless communications provider in the U.S., with the largest wireless network and more than 29.4 million 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). 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.
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