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Residents Of LaCrescent, Minnesota, To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

LACRESCENT, MN — Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated a new cell site near LaCrescent, which will enable more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

The new cell site improves coverage within the town of LaCrescent and also improves coverage as follows:

  • North on State Highway 14 and U.S. Highway 61 to Interstate 90;
  • South on State Highway 16 to the junction with State Highway 26;
  • East on State Highway 14 to South Pettibone Drive;
  • West on County Road 6 to Town Hall Road.

“Network reliability is the No. 1 reason that customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless,” said Nancy Clark, president–Great Plains Region, Verizon Wireless. “Getting through on the first try and maintaining a connection are critical to our customers, so we continue to optimize our network to provide our customers the best overall experience.”

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 Minnesota and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $50 billion since it was formed—$5.5 billion on average every year—to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services. In 2008, the company invested more than $85.7 million in its Minnesota network.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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