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

Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:34pm 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  Merced County  thanks to new cell sites in  Atwater 
and  Los Banos. The sites improve wireless coverage and capacity in the
following areas:

* Atwater: Along Winton Way,  Bert Crane, Bellevue Avenue and Long View Avenue  
* Los Banos: Along Mercey Springs Road, and Henry Miller Avenue

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
network.

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Heidi Flato, Verizon Wireless, +1-925-279-6545, Heidi.Flato@verizonwireless.com
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