Verizon Wireless Expands its Coverage into the Yosemite National Park
Published on: 2nd Jun 2014
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USA based Verizon Wireless says that it has completed its purchase of Golden State Cellular in California from Sierra Cellular and two other partners.
The acquisition expands the Verizon Wireless network footprint in East Central California - the market area including much of Yosemite National Park, as well as Amador, Alpine, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa counties.
The spectrum license and operating assets being purchased cover a population of 160,000 and approximately 6,000 square miles.
Verizon Wireless said that it will continue to use the Golden State Cellular brand for the next several months as it integrates the cellular networks. Once the integration is complete, Verizon Wireless will roll out its LTE network and serve Golden State Cellular's customers under the Verizon Wireless brand.
At that time, Golden State Cellular customers will receive a letter from Verizon Wireless explaining their service transition. Golden State Cellular customers do not need to take any action at this time.
"We are excited to expand our presence and coverage in rural East Central California, and welcome Golden State Cellular customers to the nation's most reliable network," said Russ Preite, president of Verizon Wireless' Northern California/Nevada/Hawaii Region. "This deal also provides an enhanced roaming experience for current Verizon Wireless customers in surrounding California and Nevada markets, as well as those visiting Yosemite National Park."