HEATH, Ohio, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To continue to stay ahead of rising demand for wireless multimedia and Internet access, Verizon Wireless has expanded its 4G LTE network in Heath by activating a new cell site and providing increased wireless data service.
The new cell site in Licking County improves coverage in the area as follows:
- North beyond the Newark-Heath Airport
- South to County Highway 306;
- West to Thornwood Drive, and;
- East to Licking Trails Road.
These improvements empower more Verizon Wireless customers to rely on their 4G LTE wireless phones for social networking, Internet browsing, downloading apps, as well as for exchanging email and text, picture and video messaging.
"Ohioans are increasingly relying on smartphones and applications to manage their busy lives and stay connected at home or on-the-go," said Mark Frazier, president-Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region, Verizon Wireless. "This new cell site is part of our continual investment in our network so our customers can use their devices when, where and how they need them."
This new cell site is part of Verizon Wireless' ongoing effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Ohio. Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $65 billion since it was formed -- $6 billion on average every year -- to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services.
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