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February 04, 2013

Verizon Wireless Continues to Invest in Wireless Networks in Hawaii

Hawaii may be known for the surf and sun, but now, it is increasing its technological reputation with the help of Verizon Wireless. The company has heavily invested in the state since 2011 in an effort to increase wireless capability throughout the island and establish a successful network therein.

Now in 2013, the efforts will continue, with Verizon Wireless making its network and offerings available to even more inhabitants of the state.

“The continued expansion of our 4G LTE network in Hawaii further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the highest quality communications technology,” said Verizon Wireless president for the region, Russ Preite, speaking on the company’s plans last July in a statement.

In 2012, Verizon Wireless invested $20.7 million in Hawaii to set up brand new wireless services reaching every vicinity of each island, building upon the 4G LTE network Verizon Wireless set up in the state in July 2011.

This newest investment is certainly not the first Verizon Wireless has made in the state, but has helped bring the company’s total contribution to Hawaii to more than $315 million since 2000.

Hawaii has become a prime venture for Verizon Wireless, as the company has consistently worked to increase its coverage all over the world, spending more than $80 billion in the process.

Hawaii has not had so much of a focus on it when it comes to communications, so Verizon Wireless’ efforts in the state have not gone unnoticed by those customers who have had access since 2011. Because of this, the expansion is creating understandable excitement for those in the neglected towns and areas.

“With the new and expanded markets, customers will be able to enjoy the best experience in wireless data usage when they stream video, share music and photos, download files and surf the Web with speeds up to ten times faster than before,” Preite added.

Of course, Hawaii in general is not totally in the dark, but Verizon Wireless believes that its specific network, plans and features are a significant upgrade to what Hawaiian residents and vacationers are used to.

“Our technology and networks help to make people stronger by delivering powerful solutions for consumers and businesses,” Preite continued.

The specific areas Verizon Wireless has expanded to include now are: Captain Cook, Glenwood, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawi, Honokohau, Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Keahou, Ninole, Papaikou, Pepeekeo, South Kohala resorts (Hilton, Marriott, Mauna Lani, Hapuna), Volcano, Waikoloa, Waikoloa Village, Waimea, Lihue, Puhi, Nawiliwili, Wailua Homesteads, Kapaa, Lanai City, Manele Bay Resort, Haiku Town, Paia, Molokai, Hoolehua Airport, Iwilei, Makaha, Kapahulu, Kualoa Point, Mapunapuna and Waipahu.

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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo

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