ORANGEBURG, NY — In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for residents, commuters and visitors in Queens, Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, has expanded its network with four new cell sites.
The new Queens cell sites will improve network coverage and capacity in the following areas:
- In Forest Hills, along Queens Boulevard, Metropolitan Avenue, Austin, Harrow and Juno streets as well as the West Side Tennis Club at Forest Hills.
- In Woodside, portions of the Brooklyn-Queens and the Long Island expressways and on Maurice Avenue, between 58th and 74th streets.
- In Fresh Meadows, portions of Utopia Parkway, the Long Island Expressway, Jewel and 73rd avenues.
- In the southern part of Richmond Hill, along the Van Wyck Expressway and Liberty Avenue.
Verizon Wireless invested $2 billion to enhance its New York Metro area network and more than $30 billion across the nation in the past six years to stay ahead of the growing demand for the company's voice and data services, like TXT and Picture Messaging; VZ NavigatorSM, which provides audible turn-by-turn directions; and V CAST Music which allows customers to download full songs directly to their V CAST-capable wireless phones and Microsoft® Windows® XP-based PCs."
"Reliable networks are not built overnight," said Charles Hand, president of the company's New York Metro Region. "Our New York customers are among the most demanding and tech savvy in the nation and Verizon Wireless continues to efficiently invest in network enhancements to deliver the reliable and innovative services customers want."
Demand for Verizon Wireless services continued during the third quarter as the company added 1.9 million net new customers and improved upon its industry-leading customer retention rates. Verizon Wireless now serves 57 million customers nationwide.
Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States. BroadbandAccess service, now available in much of the New York Metro area, provides customers with high-speed Internet access, access to corporate intranets and traditional e-mail functionality via laptop computers and personal digital assistants.
Nationally, Verizon Wireless' real-life test men and women drive 95 specially equipped vehicles approximately 220,000 miles every quarter on Interstate, U.S. and state highways as well as major roads and surface streets in high-population areas, based upon U.S. Census counts, to make sure that voice calls and data connections are successful on the first attempt and stay connected. Vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than 750,000 voice call attempts and more than 1.4 million data tests quarterly on Verizon Wireless' network and the networks of other carriers.
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About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 57 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 60,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at 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.####