New Cell Site Helps McKinley County, New Mexico Residents And Travelers Make More Calls And Connect To Text, E-Mail, The Web And More

Albuquerque, NM — Wireless calling, text messaging and surfing the Web on the Verizon Wireless high-speed 3G network is now easier and faster in McKinley County, NM thanks to a new cell site added in the second quarter. The site expands 3G wireless coverage and capacity west of Gallup, NM along State Route 264 between Yah-Ta-Hey, NM and Window Rock, Ariz.

The company’s ongoing network investment in New Mexico and El Paso, Texas now totals more than $375 million, including $70 million in 2010. Since the company was formed, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $65 billion – $6 billion on average every year – to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services.

The network upgrade is part of the company’s ongoing investment to keep improving and strengthening the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G wireless network.

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