WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Dec. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling, downloading apps and surfing the web on the Verizon Wireless network is now easier and faster for residents and travelers in Santa Barbara County thanks to new 4G LTE cell sites in Santa Maria and Solvang. The sites improve wireless coverage and capacity in the following areas:
- Santa Maria: Along Highway 101, Bradley Road, Stowell Road, as well as near Allan Hancock College
- Solvang: Around Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, along Alamo Pintado Road and Highway 246
Since being founded in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $7.8 billion in its California network. Nationally, the company has invested more than $80 billion over that same period to increase the coverage and capacity of its network, and to add new services.
The network upgrade is part of the company's ongoing investment to keep improving and strengthening the nation's largest and most reliable wireless network.
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SOURCE Verizon Wireless