Saturday, January 13, 2007

Verizon Adds Additional EV-DO Markets

Verizon has expanded it EVDO coverage to include portions of Alabama and Louisiana.
The latest service launch in Alabama covers the Greater Tuscaloosa area as well as the University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa follows other recent launches in the state. The EV-DO network also is up and running in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery, Ala.

In Louisiana, the carrier expanded its EV-DO coverage to include Hammond. Verizon Wireless launched wireless broadband coverage in New Orleans in early 2004 and expanded the wireless broadband coverage area to include most of the North Shore in June of 2005.

The service launches give subscribers access to Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess and V CAST services. With regard to the Hammond launch, Verizon says the upgrade will strengthen the carrier during emergencies. Earlier this week, Verizon Wireless extended the reach of its high-speed wireless network into more parts of Ohio. The latest rollout covered Allen, Auglaize and Hardin counties and Sandusky. The carrier calculates that its EV-DO network now covers about 200 million people in the United States.


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