MARQUETTE, MI — To continue to stay ahead of rising demand for wireless voice, multimedia and Internet access, Verizon Wireless has expanded its local network in the Upper Peninsula by activating two new cell sites near Spies and Drummond Lake.
The cell sites improve coverage in the area along U.S. Highway 141 between Covington and Crystal Falls.
The new sites provide increased wireless voice and data service, which empowers more Verizon Wireless customers to rely on their wireless phones for social networking, Internet browsing, downloading apps, exchanging email and text, picture and video messaging, as well as making calls.
“People increasingly rely on smartphones and applications to manage their busy lives and stay connected at home or on-the-go,” said T.J. Fox, region president, Verizon Wireless. “This new cell site is part of our continual investment in our network so our customers can use their devices when, where and how they need them.”
This new cell site is part of Verizon Wireless’ effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Michigan. Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $65 billion since it was formed—$6 billion on average every year—to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services. In Michigan, $265 million was invested in the network in 2011.
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