WARREN, NJ — Surfing the Mobile Web on the Verizon Wireless high-speed 3G network will be easier and faster for Monmouth County residents and visitors this summer, thanks to the activation of new data capacity in the company’s cell site in Middletown.
The cell site improvements expand Mobile Broadband services in Middletown along Route 35 from Chapel Hill Road to Cooper Blvd., and on Cooper Road from Route 35 to Sleepy Hollow Road.
With the improved network coverage, consumers and businesses can tap into the power of Mobile Broadband to access e-mail or corporate data, download music while on the go and view high-quality videos. Small business owners interested in Mobile Broadband, and other wireless solutions can visit http://smallbusiness.vzw.com where they will find an online forum to share experiences and connect with other business owners, summaries of mobile solutions and 24/7 tech support.
These network enhancements are part of Verizon Wireless’ aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand for the company’s voice and data services. Verizon Wireless spent $238 million to enhance services and coverage throughout metro New York and New Jersey in 2008, bringing total network investment to more than $2.2 billion in the region and more than $50 billion nationwide since 2000. The Verizon Wireless network also is built for reliability during emergencies, such as power outages and extreme weather conditions, with redundancy capabilities in place to maintain service for customers when they need it the most.
“We’ve always believed even the most advanced cell phone is only as good as the network it runs on, “ said Pat Devlin, regional president. “Our 3G high-speed Mobile Broadband network is the largest and most reliable in the United States, and field tests are underway that will enable us to become the first wireless company to offer commercial LTE (Long Term Evolution)-based 4G service in the U.S., starting in 2010.”
Nationally, Verizon Wireless’ real-life test men and women drive about 90 specially-equipped vehicles nearly one million miles each year on the country’s most frequently traveled roadways 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 three million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless’ network and the networks of other carriers.
*Editors Note: Test Man Ride-Along ProgramTo set up an interview and ride-along test drive with your local Verizon Wireless test man or woman, please contact Gisela Lopez at 973-968-7928.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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.