Lexington, Kentucky, Residents To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

LEXINGTON, KY — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in northwest Lexington, which enables 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, which is equipped with a permanent backup generator for times of emergency, improves voice and data coverage in northwest Lexington and along the following major roads:

  • Leestown Road (U.S. Route 421) between New Circle Road and Bradley Lane • Masterson Station Park

  • Alexandria Drive between Leestown Road and New Circle Road

  • Greendale Road north of Leestown Road toward Spurr Road

  • Old Frankfort Pike between New Circle Road and Elkchester Road

"Building new cell sites, like this one in northwest Lexington, is just one aspect of our overall effort to increase the reliability of our network across the state," said Greg Haller, president—Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. "This year, we're investing nearly $36.5 million on our Kentucky network. By actually test driving our network and monitoring usage every minute of every day, we can ensure we're making the right improvements to meet our customers' needs."

This network improvement is part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, improve capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Kentucky 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.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 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.