UTICA, NY — In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for local residents in Herkimer County, Verizon Wireless has expanded its network with a new cell site in Webb. The new site increases coverage and capacity along Route 28 within the towns of Old Forge and Webb.
This network expansion is part of the company's aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year (more than $1 billion every 90 days) to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless voice and data services. Verizon Wireless has invested $37 billion in the last seven years more than $5 billion on average every year since the company was formed to increase coverage and capacity, and to offer customers the most reliable service available in the nation, including wireless data services such as Picture Messaging, TXT Messaging, and wireless Internet access. NationalAccess, the company's national high-speed wireless data network, provides wireless Internet access at speeds between 60 and 80 kbps, with bursts up to 144 kbps.
Strong demand for Verizon Wireless services continued during the first quarter of 2007 as the company added 1.7 million net new customers. Verizon Wireless is the leader in wireless customer loyalty, posting a record-breaking low customer turnover rate of 1.1% in the first quarter, well below the rate reported by the other major wireless carriers.
The company's 'nation's most reliable wireless network' reputation is based on network studies performed by real-life Test Men and Test Women throughout the country. These engineers drive specially equipped vehicles over 1 million miles on average each year on Interstate, U.S. and state highways, as well as major roads and surface streets. Test vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than 3 million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually on the Verizon Wireless' network and the networks of other carriers.
EDITOR'S NOTE: If you are interested in setting up an interview or ride-along Test Drive with your local Verizon Wireless Test Man or Woman, please contact John O'Malley at 585-321-7264.
About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 60.7 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 66,000 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.####