Verizon Wireless Expands Digital Network On The Big Island

KONA, HI — In its continuing effort to provide the best wireless service, Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, has announced the expansion of its digital network on the Big Island. Digital service delivers numerous benefits, including superior voice quality, longer battery life and enhanced privacy.

Three new digital cell sites completed on the Big Island in January are providing greater wireless network coverage and increased clarity in numerous communities.

  • In Papaikou, a new cell site provides expanded coverage and call capacity to customers in Pepeekeo and Honomu along the Hamakua Coast.
  • In Pahoa, a new cell site provides improved service in Paradise Park, Ainaloa, Orchidland, Hawaiian Beaches, Kurtistown and Glennwood.
  • Along the Kona Coast, a new cell site provides expanded coverage and call capacity to the Keauhou Shopping Center area and along Alii Drive and Mamalahoa Highway between Kona and Honalo.

"Our network serves more places across the U.S. than that of any other carrier," said Mark Yamauchi, acting regional president. "The company's past and future network investment here on the Big Island is one more example of Verizon Wireless' ongoing commitment to providing the best network in the country."

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