Verizon Wireless Invests $35.3 Million in Iowa

2010 Network Spending Supports Business and Consumer Demands

PR Newswire — February 16, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless announced today it invested more than $35 million in 2010 to enhance its network in Iowa. The investment included 14 new cell sites, upgrading equipment on more than 240 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 in the future.

“Our company is focused on building a reliable 4G network both here in Iowa and nationwide, but we also remain committed to improving our 3G network which millions of customers rely on daily,” 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.”

From 2000 to 2010, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $287 million on improvements to its network in Iowa, including the following upgrades made in 2010:

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