Verizon Wireless Expands 3G in Upstate New York

Verizon Wireless on Wednesday said it has expanded its 3G coverage in parts of New York.

The wireless carrier said it has invested in Onondaga County, Dutchess County, St. Lawrence County and Saratoga County.

In Onondaga County, Verizon Wireless added a new cell site in Liverpool that the company said would improve its capacity in Liverpool and portions of Clay. In Dutchess County, the company has a new cell site in Fishkill. Verizon Wireless also has expanded local coverage in St. Lawrence County by adding four cell sites in Rensselaer Falls, DePeyster, Richville and North Lawrence. In Saratoga County, the company has expanded to a new cell site in Clifton Park.

Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Verizon Wireless said in 2009 it invested more than $100 million in upstate New York.

Earlier this month, Verizon Wireless began rolling out its 4G LTE network in 38 markets across the nation, including Rochester and the New York City area. In its third-quarter earnings press release, Verizon Wireless said its plans included bringing the 4G network to nearly its entire 3G footprint by the end of 2013.

Since its formation, the mobile giant has invested roughly $60 billion. A joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone, Verizon Wireless serves 93.2 million customers and has 101.1 million total connections.

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