SOUTH LYON, MI — Verizon Wireless has activated two new cell sites in Whitmore Lake and South Lyon that improve voice and data coverage in portions of Washtenaw and Oakland counties. Coverage is improved in areas of Whitmore Lake, including Horseshoe Lake and Independence Lake and along the following major roads:
- U.S. Route 23 between Barker Road and N. Territorial Road;
- 6 Mile Road between Nollar Road and Whitmore Lake Road;
- and Jennings Road. Coverage also is improved in portions of South Lyon and along the following major roads:
- Lafayette Street between 11 Mile Road and 8 Mile Road;
- and 10 Mile Road between Milford Road and North Rushton Road.
The new cell sites, which are each equipped with a permanent backup generator for times of emergency, enable more Verizon Wireless customers to rely on their wireless phones for social networking, Internet browsing, downloading apps and music, exchanging email and text, picture and video messages, watching high-quality videos and making calls. The company’s ongoing network investment in Michigan now totals more than $1.5 billion. Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $60 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.
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About Verizon Wireless in MichiganIn Michigan, Verizon Wireless has more than 2,100 employees and 65 company-owned retail locations in more than 50 cities, including Allen Park, Alpena, Alpine Township, Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Battle Creek, Bay City, Brighton, Burton, Canton, Clinton Township, Dearborn, Detroit, East Lansing, Escanaba, Farmington Hills, Fenton, Flint, Fort Gratiot, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Highland Park, Holland, Houghton, Iron Mountain, Jackson, Kentwood, Lake Orion, Lansing, Livonia, Marquette, Midland, Monroe, Muskegon, Northville, Novi, Okemos, Petoskey, Pontiac, Portage, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Saginaw, St. Clair Shores, St. Joseph, Southfield, Taylor, Traverse City, Troy, Utica, Warren and Westland.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: 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.