Big Network On Campus: Verizon Wireless Makes The Grade At Six Local Universities In Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA — Whether e-mailing a study group, sharing experiences with friends via social media, or calling home for cash, students on America's college campuses can turn to Verizon Wireless' largest and most reliable wireless 3G network more than ever, thanks to recent enhancements near their campuses.

Verizon Wireless engineers have been hard at work expanding network capacity to enable students to take advantage of the company's high-quality wireless service at the following Pittsburgh-area campuses:

  • Carlow University

  • Carnegie Mellon University

  • Chatham University

  • Duquesne University

  • Point Park University

  • University of Pittsburgh

These recent network upgrades at these local colleges 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. Since 2000, the company has invested more than $1.1 billion into its Pennsylvania network, including $185 million in 2009. Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $60 billion since its inception to increase wireless voice and data coverage and add new services.

Other Western Pennsylvania colleges and universities benefitting from Verizon Wireless network enhancements include:

  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania

  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

  • Gannon University

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  • Mercyhurst College

  • Penn State University

  • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Later this year, Verizon Wireless plans to launch its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless services in 25 to 30 markets nationally. LTE will offer customers who live, work or travel in these markets significantly greater network speed and capabilities than even today's most advanced 3G coverage. For more information, visit

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 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