EDDYVILLE, Ky., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Eddyville, which enables more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive email and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.
The new cell site, which is equipped with a permanent backup generator for times of emergency, improves voice and data coverage in and around Lake Barkley as well as along the following major roads:
- State Road 274 between State Road 93 and Trigg Furnace Road; and
- State Road 276 east of State Road 274 to Woods Road.
"This new cell site was built to ensure that our customers who live around or visit Lake Barkley can continue relying on their phones for everything from making calls and sending messages to surfing the Internet and getting email," said Greg Haller, president–Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. "The most advanced device is only as good as the network it runs on. We aggressively invest in our Kentucky network to increase coverage and capacity for our customers and continue to elevate the bar in network reliability."
This network improvement is part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, improve capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Kentucky and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $50 billion since it was formed — $5.5 billion on average every year — to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services. Since 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested $307 million on improvements to its wireless network in Kentucky.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving 89 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
SOURCE Verizon Wireless