Verizon Wireless installs cell site in Cooperstown

Verizon
Wireless is activating a temporary cell site in

Cooperstown
during this weekend’s Hall of Fame ceremony. The cell-on-light-truck (or COLT)
is a fully functional, generator-powered mobile cell site that enhances
wireless capacity, allowing more customers to use their wireless phones
concurrently to make calls, send and receive text and picture messages, access
the Internet and download games and ringtones. The company placed the COLT in

Cooperstown to handle the expected influx of calls and
messages sent by visitors and media coming into town for the Hall of Fame
induction festivities.

“On
important weekends like the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, traffic on our
network increases greatly,” said Gene Fassett, executive director of
Network for Verizon Wireless’ Upstate New York Region. “By activating this
temporary cell site, our network is prepared to handle the increased activity
that comes with the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, especially when two great
players like Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken are being honored. We anticipate a big
surge in voice calls, text messages and picture messages as fans and media use
their wireless devices to capture and share the weekend’s events.”