HONOLULU, HI — Calling, downloading apps and surfing the web on the Verizon Wireless 3G network is now easier and faster for residents and travelers on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, thanks to a new cell site in Paauilo. This site improves 3G wireless coverage and capacity along Kaunanano Road, Paauilo Mauka Road, Kalopa Lower Road, and Highway 19 at mile marker 34.
The company's ongoing network investment in Hawai‘i now totals more than $254 million, including $40 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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