New cell sites help Santa Barbara County, California residents and visitors make more calls, download more apps and stay connected

Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:22pm EST

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.,  Dec. 28, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Calling, downloading apps
and surfing the web on the Verizon Wireless network is now easier and faster for
residents and travelers in  Santa Barbara County  thanks to new cell sites in 
Goleta,  Lompoc, Orcutt and  Santa Barbara. The sites improve coverage in the
following areas:

* Goleta: Along Highway 217 and Highway 101 between Patterson Avenue and
Fairview Avenue  
* Lompoc: Around A Street and North Avenue  
* Orcutt: Along Highway 135 between  Santa Maria  and Vandenberg, Highway 1
toward  Guadalupe and Orcutt East, as well as Clark Avenue  
* Santa Barbara: Spans Romero Canyon Road, Sheffield Drive and Highway 192

Since being founded in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than  $7.2
billion  in its  California  network. Nationally, the company has invested more
than  $70 billion  over that same period to increase the coverage and capacity
of its network, and to add new services.

The network upgrade is part of the company's ongoing investment to keep
improving and strengthening the nation's largest and most reliable wireless

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