Big Network On Campus: Verizon Wireless Invests In Voice And Data Service At Sierra College In California

WALNUT CREEK, CA — Wolverines are back on campus and the Verizon Wireless network is there with them. Verizon Wireless engineers were hard at work throughout the spring and summer improving call quality and network performance in and around Sierra College campus.

Recent network improvements in the Grass Valley area include enhanced 3G coverage along Highway 49, south from Sierra College Drive to Robert Ross Way and on Ridge Road east to Marjon Drive and west to Mountaineer Trail. The new cell site will enable more students to make calls; send e-mail and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones.

These network enhancements will also further enable Verizon Wireless' network to handle increased call volume as college football fans head to Homer "Buzz" Ostrum Stadium to watch the Wolverines take the field throughout the season.

The recent network upgrades at Sierra College and at college campuses nationwide are part of Verizon Wireless' ongoing efforts to expand coverage, increase capacity, and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network. In California, Verizon Wireless invested $884 million in 2008. Nationally, the company has invested more than $50 billion since it was formed in 2000 — $5.5 billion on average every year. For more information, visit

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