Mobile phone carrier Verizon Wireless has just announced the expansion of its 3G network in Delaware County and Jefferson County, New York, through the deployment of new cell sites in those areas, for improving coverage and capacity.
In Delaware County, the new cell site is expected to enhanced network coverage along portions of Route 28 from Gun House Hill Road until Pine Lakes Road and County Route 41 to I-88 at Exit 18 (Shenevus Interchange).
At the same time, the wireless carrier
announced that the site would also offer coverage for County Route 9 to County Route 40 and the Village of Davenport.
The new cell site deployed in Jefferson County should improve coverage and capacity in areas of Wellesley Island Park, Lake of the Isles, Thousand Islands Bridge, and County Route 100.
Moreover, the site would offer better coverage and wireless services on I-81 between the toll bridge and the Canadian border, and SR 12 outside of the island.
“We’ve always believed even the most advanced device is only as good as the network it runs on,” said Gene Fassett, executive director of Network for Verizon Wireless
’ Upstate New York Region.
“We continue to aggressively invest in our Upstate New York network to increase coverage and capacity for our customers, add new services like 4G LTE, and maintain our existing 3G network leadership.”
The mobile phone carrier also announced that the network expansion is part of its aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year, which enables it to stay on top of the increasing demand for Verizon Wireless’ voice and data services.
Verizon Wireless already invested over $65 billion nationwide on expanding its network, and invested over $125 million in Upstate New York in 2010.
Along with expanding the 3G network, Verizon
Wireless is also deploying a next-gen, 4G network in the United States, based on the LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology.
“Verizon Wireless recently began rolling out its 4G LTE network in 38 markets nationwide, including Rochester and the New York City area last December,” the carrier announced.
“The company recently announced that Syracuse, Albany and Ithaca will have access to 4G LTE later this year. The company plans to complete its nationwide 4G LTE rollout by the end of 2013.”