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Thursday, April 10, 2008

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.

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Yeah great whoopie whatever. Hey Verizon, how about upgrading your landline services out west of town so we can have DSL. Most of us in the western part of the county are still stuck in the stoneage on painfully slow dialup internet. We don't care about using the internet from our cell phones we want to be able to use our home computers.

-- Posted by duallydriver on Thu, Apr 10, 2008, at 8:45 PM

I agree with duallydriver. Our country is so far behind. Even poor countries all over the world have DSL as well as the remote areas.

-- Posted by parts on Thu, Apr 10, 2008, at 9:01 PM

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