Verizon expands Summit network |

Verizon expands Summit network

SUMMIT COUNTY – The struggle for consistent cellular phone service should be improving for Verizon Wireless telephone users in Summit County. Verizon has added several new antennas to its existing site in Breckenridge and has built a new site in Frisco, which will greatly improve service in the High Country, said Verizon spokesman Bob Kelley.Noticeable improvements are in the former dead zone on Highway 9 by Silver Shekel and The Highlands, and in downtown Frisco. Summit County’s identity as a winter sports destination was a big part of what prompted the company to expand its network here, Kelley said.”There are a lot of customers within Colorado and outside Colorado who travel to these destinations and they expect their service to work the same way wherever they go,” Kelley said.The network will now have the capability to handle more calls and more data transmission, on top of a significant upgrade in the capacity performance of its laptop data cards.Verizon also expanded its network in Purgatory, near Durango.The wireless company spends more than $4 billion each year to expand and improve its nationwide network, the company said.

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