WALNUT CREEK, CA — Calling, downloading apps and surfing the web on the Verizon Wireless 3G network is now easier and faster for residents and travelers in the Santa Barbara, thanks to a new distributed antenna system (DAS). The DAS improves 3G wireless capacity in Santa Barbara including Foothill Road and North Hope Avenue, West Cabrillo Street and La Coronilla Drive, and Via Alegre and Via Airosa in Hope Ranch; and in Montecito around East Valley, Alston and Camino Viejo Roads.
Since being founded in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $6.5 billion in its California network. Nationally, the company has invested more than $65 billion over that same period to increase the coverage and capacity of its 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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