Verizon Wireless Expands 3G Network in South Boston
SOUTH BOSTON, MA â€” In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for local residents in Suffolk County, Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site. The new site increases wireless voice and data coverage and capacity along East Broadway and L Street in South Boston, Mass., as well as the surrounding area.
Verizon Wireless has invested more than $48 billion since it was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services like BroadbandAccess and V CAST. Regionally the company has invested over $2.2 billion into its New England network, including over $100 million during the first six months of 2008. As the wireless carrier with America’s largest 3G network, every Verizon Wireless cell site in New England provides wireless broadband connectivity.
â€œWeâ€™ve always believed that even the most advanced cell phone is only as good as the network it runs on,â€ said Richard Enright, director for network systems performance for Verizon Wireless. â€œWe continue to aggressively invest into our wireless networks across New England to increase coverage and capacity for our customers.â€
BroadbandAccess offers computer users the nation’s most reliable high-speed wireless mobile broadband network, operating at average upload speeds between 500 and 800 kilobits per second (kbps), and download speeds between 600 kbps and 1.4 megabits per second over Verizon Wirelessâ€™ BroadbandAccess with Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) network. V CAST brings video clips of TV shows, music on demand and other multimedia services to wireless phones.
The companyâ€™s â€œnationâ€™s most reliable wireless networkâ€ reputation is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women throughout the country. Nationally, these test men and women drive 90 specially equipped vehicles almost 1 million miles annually on Interstate, U.S. and state highways as well as major roads and surface streets in high-population areas, based upon U.S. Census counts, to confirm that voice calls and data connections are successful on the first attempt and stay connected. Vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than 3 million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless’ network and the networks of other carriers.