Briefs: Verizon upgrades Texas network

December 28, 2005

Verizon Wireless announced Wednesday it has completed more than $290 million in enhancements to its Texas voice and data wireless network this year.

The company said this investment includes adding and updating cell sites and other technology to improve call quality, increase coverage areas, and allowing a variety of advanced services such as wireless broadband computing, text and video messaging and other applications.

According to Verizon Wireless, it has expanded its BroadbandAccess EV-DO high-speed wireless broadband network in Texas significantly, upgrading more than 460 cell sites in the state's major metropolitan areas including Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Beaumont.

The company said that the network investment is key to maintaining strong coverage during hurricanes and other emergencies.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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