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2012-03-12 23:01:00

NEW YORK, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Verizon and NEC Corporation of America have completed an industry first by transmitting high bit-rate technologies over field fiber. The latest trial successfully transmitted 21.7 terabits per second (1 terabit equals 1,000 gigabits) - the highest capacity to date -- under field conditions. The results of the trial, which was performed earlier this year on 1,503 kilometers (934 miles) of standard single mode field fiber...

2012-03-07 14:15:00

INDIANAPOLIS, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Verizon Foundation is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist Hoosiers and others in the Midwest struck by the tornadoes that devastated families and businesses. The contribution is intended to provide immediate help to people who are dealing with the aftermath of clean-up efforts as officials continue to make damage assessments across the nation. Verizon Wireless also continues to offer local assistance at seven area retail and...

2012-02-17 17:00:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase wireless operating assets in New Mexico RSA #6 (operated under the brand name Plateau Wireless), owned by E.N.M.R. Telephone Cooperative and its subsidiary Plateau Telecommunications. The purchase will expand Verizon Wireless' brand and network footprint in southeastern New Mexico to the counties of Eddy, Chaves, Lea and a portion of Lincoln that it doesn't...

2012-02-16 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have agreed on legislation authorizing and funding the reallocation of broadcaster spectrum for commercial wireless use and the deployment of a nationwide interoperable public-safety broadband network. The following statement should be attributed to Peter Davidson, Verizon senior vice president for federal government affairs: "Upon passage of this legislation, Congress will set the stage for a new...

2012-02-16 11:00:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Annually a major investor in California's economy and infrastructure, Verizon continued to bring communications and computing innovation to the state's consumers and businesses in 2011. Verizon invested more than $639 million in its California wireline communications networks and IT infrastructure last year. "Verizon is a key component of California's economy, as our technologically advanced networks enable commerce to thrive,...

2012-01-25 13:31:00

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To continue to stay ahead of rising demand for wireless voice, multimedia and Internet access, Verizon Wireless has expanded its local network in Charleston, West Virginia by activating a new cell site. The cell site improves coverage in the Charleston area as follows: North to Bigley Avenue; South to the McCormick Street; West to Joseph Street, and; East to Interstates 64 and 77. The new cell site provides increased...

2012-01-25 10:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless invested more than $729 million during 2011 in California to provide new wireless services, network coverage and additional capacity for its customers across the state. Verizon Wireless' network investment in California now totals more than $7.2 billion since 2000. Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $70 billion to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide networks and to add new...

2012-01-24 09:00:00

SELBY, S.D., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To continue to stay ahead of rising demand for wireless voice, multimedia and Internet access, Verizon Wireless has expanded its local network in Walworth County, S.D., by activating a new cell site. The cell site, located near the intersection of U.S. Highway 83 and U.S. Highway 12, improves coverage in Walworth County as follows: North to 119th Street; South to 140th Street; East to 314th Avenue; and West to 300th Avenue The...

2012-01-20 09:00:00

LAUREL, Neb., Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To continue to stay ahead of rising demand for wireless voice, multimedia and Internet access, Verizon Wireless has expanded its local network in Cambridge, Iowa, by activating a new cell site. The cell site, located near the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and 571(st) Avenue, improves coverage in the Laurel area as follows: North to U.S. Highway 20 and State Highway 5 South five miles; East to Dixon and Concord; and West to Beldin...

2012-01-20 09:00:00

YANKTON, S.D., Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To continue to stay ahead of rising demand for wireless voice, multimedia and Internet access, Verizon Wireless has expanded its local network in Yankton, S.D., by activating a new cell site. The cell site, located near the intersection of U.S. Highway 81 and West Eighth Street, improves coverage in the Yankton area as follows: North to West 20th Street; South to the Missouri River; East to Burleigh Street; and West to Summit Street...