CHICHESTER, NH — In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for local residents in Merrimack County, Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site. The new site increases high-speed wireless data coverage and capacity in Chichester, New Hampshire and the surrounding area.
Verizon Wireless has invested nearly $44 billion since it was formed $5.5 billion on average every year to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services like BroadbandAccess and V CAST. Regionally the company has invested nearly $2.2 billion into its New England network, including over $292 million in 2007 alone.
BroadbandAccess offers computer users the nation's most reliable high-speed wireless mobile broadband network, operating at average average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits per second and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps. V CAST brings video clips of TV shows, music on demand, and other multimedia services to wireless phones.
Strong demand for Verizon Wireless services continued during the fourth quarter of 2007 as the company added 2 million net new customers and, for the 13th consecutive quarter, reported the lowest customer turnover (highest customer loyalty) rate in the wireless industry.
The company's "nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network" reputation is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women throughout the country. Nationally, these test men and women drive 91 specially equipped vehicles almost 1,000,000 miles annually 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 confirm 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 3 million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless' network and the networks of other carriers.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 65.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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.####