Verizon Wireless Revs Its Engines For Record Speeds And Championship Performance At Weekend Race In Arizona

CHANDLER, ARIZ. — Verizon Wireless’ pit crew of network technicians have deployed two Cells on Wheels (COWs) near the Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) to ensure “pole position” wireless service during this weekend’s race.

Verizon Wireless deploys mobile cell sites to enhance its network following natural disasters, and for large community events like the race at PIR. The two COWs near the raceway will strengthen the already robust Verizon Wireless network to handle the spike in calls, text messages, picture and video messages, Internet connections and other wireless traffic during the race.

Verizon Wireless is the primary sponsor on the No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger driven by award-winning driver Justin Allgaier. The company also is an associate sponsor of the No. 3 and No. 6 Penske teams for the 2009 IndyCar Series season.

In 2008, Verizon Wireless invested nearly $120 million in its Arizona network. Nationwide, the company has invested more than $50 billion since it was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its national wireless network. The company has the nation’s largest 3G network.

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