Verizon Wireless Invests $221.3 Million in 2010 to Enhance Michigan Network

PR Newswire — January 27, 2011

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless announced today it invested more than $221.3 million in 2010 to enhance its network in Michigan. The enhancements included building 45 new cell sites, upgrading equipment on more than 600 existing cell sites to increase coverage and capacity of the company’s voice and 3G high-speed wireless network and prepping the backbone of the network for deploying 4G LTE across the state.

“While our company is focused on continuing to build out our 4G network both here in Michigan and nationwide over the next few years, we also remain committed to improving our 3G network that millions of customers rely on every day,” said Beth Drohan, Midwest Area vice president-network, Verizon Wireless. “Customers may use their wireless devices in different ways, but they all have one need in common — a reliable network. Regardless of how Michiganders rely on their wireless devices, whether it’s ensuring they can keep in touch with loved ones during a snow storm or they can share their experience at their favorite sporting event via Facebook or Twitter, we will stay ahead of our customers’ increasing demands for fast and secure wireless data services.”

Since the company was formed in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $1.6 billion on improvements to its network in Michigan, including the following upgrades made in 2010:

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