Verizon Wireless announced today that it has expanded the national rollout of its high-speed wireless network to Greencastle, Cloverdale and other communities in Putnam County.
The expansion includes 11 new cell sites that provide high-speed wireless coverage to the following areas:
In the town of Greencastle, including Depauw University; along U.S. 231 between Greencastle and Cloverdale; along Interstate 70 from the Morgan/Putnam County line as far west as two miles from the Clay/Putnam County line; along U.S. 40 from the Hendricks/Putnam County line to the Clay/Putnam County line.
In the towns of Cloverdale, Reelsville and Putnamville.
With the improved network coverage, more customers can use their wireless phones to make calls; send and receive e-mail and text, picture and video messages; download music, games and ringtones; and view high-quality videos and have clearer reception and fewer dropped calls, according to the company.
"These Indiana communities represent vital markets with dynamic, tech-savvy business people, residents and students who want to stay connected," said Greg Haller, president of the Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky region of Verizon Wireless. "The launch of our broadband network here provides our customers with access to the very latest wireless technology."
The service includes: BroadbandAccess and "V CAST," a consumer-oriented multimedia service that gives customers access to downloadable music, high-quality videos and 3D games.
The multi-million dollar expansion includes the installation of high-tech wireless hardware and software in wireless transmission sites throughout the region. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $44 billion since it was formed -- more than $5.5 billion on average every year -- to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services.