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Verizon Wireless Activates DAS System In Empire State Plaza

Monday, September 16, 2013

Verizon Wireless Activates DAS System In Empire State Plaza

14:45 EDT Monday, September 16, 2013

- Distributed antenna system (DAS) will enhance wireless service in Empire State Plaza concourse and parking garage
- Additional expanded coverage planned for coming weeks and months

ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

WHO:            

Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network

WHAT:           

Verizon Wireless has activated a distributed antenna system (DAS) in the Empire State Plaza, enhancing wireless coverage in the Plaza concourse and expanding coverage into the parking garage. In the coming weeks and months, coverage will be expanded into the health labs, the Capitol Building, the Plaza catacombs, and several other buildings in the Plaza complex.

In addition to enhanced voice service, the DAS system provides expanded 4G LTE service throughout the Plaza

WHERE:          

The new DAS system enhances coverage and capacity in the Plaza concourse and parking garage, and will eventually provide wireless connectivity throughout much of the rest of the Plaza.

BACKGROUND:  

Consistent wireless coverage has been difficult to provide throughout the Empire State Plaza due to the fact that many areas of the Plaza are located underground. The DAS system uses a network of smaller antennae positioned throughout the Plaza. In addition to voice service, the DAS system provides 4G LTE service inside the Plaza.

Activation of the DAS system is the culmination of a several years-long process to improve service throughout the Plaza.

4G LTE lets Verizon Wireless customers use their 4G LTE-enabled devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, share music, and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks.  

The Verizon 4G LTE network is now available to nearly 301 million people in more than 500 markets across the U.S, representing more than 99 percent of our 3G network.

MEDIA CONTACT:          

John O'Malley

Verizon Wireless

585.321.7264 or 585.261.5899

John.omalley@verizonwireless.com

http://twitter.com/VZWjohno

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

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