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Ham Lake, Minnesota, Residents To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

HAM LAKE, MN — Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Ham Lake, which enables more customers to use their wireless phones 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, located near the intersection of State Highway 65 and County Road 61 improves coverage within Ham Lake and in the surrounding area as follows:

  • North to 167th Avenue Northeast;
  • South to Bunker Lake Boulevard Northeast;
  • East to Naples Street Northeast; and
  • West to University Avenue Northwest.

“We’re committed to advancing wireless capacity and coverage for all our customers,” said Seamus Hyland, president – Great Plains, Verizon Wireless. “The most advanced device is only as good as the network it runs on. We continue to optimize our network so that it remains the most reliable in the nation.”

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $59 billion since it was formed­­ – $5.7 billion on average every year – to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services. From 2001 through 2009, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $619.1 million on improvements to its network in Minnesota.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving nearly 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 81,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: 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