Verizon Wireless to Expand 3G Network

 
 
By Carmen Nobel  |  Posted 2004-09-22 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The carrier will launch EV-DO service in 11 cities including New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles, as well as several airports.

Verizon Wireless on Wednesday announced plans to expand its high-speed data network to several major metropolitan markets. On September 27, the Bedminster, N.J., carrier will launch EV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) service in Atlanta, Austin, Texas, Baltimore, Kansas City, Mo., Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, New York, Philadelphia, Tampa, Fla., and West Palm Beach, Fla.
Additionally, the company is launching service in several airports, including Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, and Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J.
Sprint is spending $1 billion to upgrade its network to EV-DO. Click here to read the story. "Verizon Wireless national rollout of broadband access builds on our strategy to provide business and individual customers superior voice and data networks in the United States," said Denny Strigl, president and CEO of Verizon Wireless, in a statement. "I want to reiterate that we are on target to expand broadband access to cover one-third of our network—approximately 75 million Americans—by the end of 2004." EV-DO promises data download speeds of 300K bps to 500 K bps.
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