Verizon Wireless ‘COW’ Offers Enhanced Coverage, Capacity for Penn State Football Fans
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless has installed a temporary cell site–called a COW, or Cell On Wheels–near Penn State University’s Beaver Stadium to provide additional network coverage and calling capacity just in time for football season. This service enhancement means that more customers can use the Verizon Wireless network concurrently to make calls or use data applications such as text, picture and video messaging during home football games.
“Penn State University’s Beaver Stadium is the second-largest college stadium in the nation with a capacity for more than 107,000 fans, and home game attendance records are consistently being broken,” said Mark Frazier-president, Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region, Verizon Wireless. “Our COW enables us to meet the increase in call and data volume during this football season and to continue to offer our customers the reliable network service they’ve come to expect.”
The COW is a fully functional, generator-powered cell site, which has the same call capacity as a freestanding cell site. This network improvement is part of Verizon Wireless’ continual effort to expand coverage, improve capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Pennsylvania and throughout the country. These enhancements increase value to consumers who are increasingly relying on wireless devices to manage their busy lives and stay connected at home or on-the-go.
Since 2000, the company has invested more than $1.1 billion into its Pennsylvania network, including $185 million in 2009. Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $60 billion since its inception to increase wireless voice and data coverage and add new services.
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