Verizon Wireless Activates New Cell Site In Paducah, Kentucky

PADUCAH, KY — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Paducah that improves Verizon Wireless' voice and data network in the following areas:

  • The southeast side of Paducah

  • U.S. Route 60 between Broad Street and the U.S. Route 62/U.S. Route 60 split

  • State Road 60 Business (Wayne Sullivan Drive) between Broad Street and the U.S. Route 60/U.S. Route 60 Business split

  • State Road 450 (Oaks Road) between U.S. Route 60 and Interstate 24

With the improved network coverage, more customers can use their wireless phones to make calls; send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; download music, games and Ringtones; and view high-quality videos while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

"Network reliability is the No. 1 reason that customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless," said Greg Haller, president — Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan region, Verizon Wireless. "Getting through on the first try and maintaining a connection are important to our customers. We continue to optimize our network so that it remains reliable."

This new cell site is part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Kentucky and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $40 billion since it was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. More than $208 million of this investment was spent in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 68,000 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 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