Residents Near Duluth, Minnesota, To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

DULUTH, MN — Verizon Wireless, the wireless company with the highest customer loyalty, has activated two new cell sites near Duluth, which 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 improved coverage is detailed below:

  • Southwest of Duluth from near the intersection of Interstate 35 and Midway Road, the new cell site improves coverage in Eldes Corner and north on Midway Road to County Road 696, south on Midway Road to West Skyline Parkway, east on I-35 to South Boundry Avenue and west on I-35 to County Road 1.

  • Northwest of Duluth from one mile southeast of Burnett, the new cell site improves coverage north on State Highway 33 to U.S. Highway 53; south on State Highway 33 to Maple Grove Road, including improved coverage in Grand Lake and Saginaw; east on County Road 7 to Canosia Road; and west to the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Stevens Road, including improved coverage in Brookston, west to County Road 55.

"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 them with the best overall experience."

These new cell sites are 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 Minnesota, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $565 million since 2001 on new cell sites and other network improvements.

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 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