Verizon works to improve service in Augusta area

Verizon Wireless recently activated two new cell sites in Augusta County that expand wireless voice and 3G data coverage. The first site brings improved coverage to the town of Crimora, and the second site improves coverage in Staunton, near the intersection of Interstate 81 and Interstate 64.

Expanded 3G capacity in Augusta County lets more customers using tablets, laptops or smartphones instantly download the latest apps, music, videos or 3D games; rapidly browse the Web to keep up with news, sports, stock quotes; send and receive emails in real-time as well as open and download attachments; enjoy turn-by-turn navigation; and more.

The increased coverage is part of the company’s aggressive multibillion-dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless’ voice and data services. Last year alone, the company spent $347 million on regional network improvements, bringing total network investment in the region since 2000 to more than $2.6 billion.

“More and more people rely on smartphones and 3G apps to manage their busy lives and stay connected at home or on-the-go,” said Mike Maiorana, Verizon Wireless regional president. “We’re committed to continuously improving our network to provide our customers with the 3G advantage, coverage and speed they want and need.”

Verizon Wireless has the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G broadband network which makes advanced services like turn-by-turn navigation, over-the-air downloads of the latest applications, text/picture messaging, video and music downloads, web browsing and 3D gaming possible. Mobile Broadband customers in enhanced broadband wireless coverage areas can expect average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps. Customer demand for these advanced services continues to grow.

In addition to enhancing its 3G network, Verizon Wireless has deployed its 4G LTE Network in 55 major metropolitan areas and 60 commercial airports coast to coast covering one-third of all Americans. The company will continue to expand its 4G footprint to include more than 175 markets by year-end 2011, and its entire 3G coverage area by the end of 2013. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE wireless network is the fastest and most advanced 4G network in America and offers speeds up to 10 times faster than the current 3G network.

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