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Residents Of Polk County, Iowa, To Benefit From Verizon Wireless Network Enhancements

DES MOINES, Iowa, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To continue to stay ahead of rising demand for wireless voice, multimedia and Internet access, Verizon Wireless has expanded its local network in Des Moines, Altoona and Johnston, Iowa by activating three new cell sites.

The Des Moines cell site, located near the intersection of Grand Avenue and 31 st Street, improves coverage as follows:

  • North to Interstate 235;
  • South to George Flagg Parkway;
  • East to Terrace Road;
  • and West to 42 nd Street

 The Altoona cell site, located near the intersection of 1 st Avenue North and 9 th Street Northeast, improves coverage as follows:

  • North to Interstate 80;
  • South to 15 th Street Southeast;
  • East to NE 88 th Street;
  • and West to 17 th Avenue Northwest

The Johnston cell site, located near the intersection of Merle Hay Road and Northwest 62 nd Avenue improves coverage as follows:

  • North to Northwest 78 th Avenue;
  • South to 54 th Avenue;
  • East to Northwest Beaver Drive;
  • and West to Northwest 94 th Street

The new cell sites provide increased wireless voice and data service in Polk County, which empowers more Verizon Wireless customers to rely on their wireless phones for social networking, Internet browsing, downloading apps, exchanging email and text, picture and video messaging, as well as making calls.

These new cell sites are part of Verizon Wireless' continual effort to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Iowa. 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. Since 2001, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $346 million on improvements to its wireless network in Iowa.

For Verizon Wireless Updates on Twitter Stay in the know about Verizon Wireless news in Iowa by following @VZWKaren on Twitter at http://twitter.com/vzwkaren.  For the latest network-related news, information and upgrades follow @VZWNews on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 108 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: 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

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