As 2012 Hurricane Season Begins, Alabama Residents Urged to Prepare Communication Plans
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2012 Hurricane Season officially set to begin June 1, Alabamians should be preparing an emergency communication plan to keep their families safe and in touch.
Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless carrier, offers these tips for storm season:
Verizon Wireless also suggests the following actions once a storm is on the way:
"Every year we see severe weather issues in Alabama from hurricanes, violent thunderstorms, wildfires, tornadoes and the like,"says Jonathan LeCompte, president of Verizon Wireless' Georgia/Alabama Region. "We know that preparation, and the earlier the better, is important in staying safe and keeping the lines of communication with loved ones and emergency responders open."
Verizon Wireless, which operates the nation's fastest 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, has made numerous network enhancements over the past year, including the expansion of its most advanced 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) network. Over the course of the year, new cell towers and/or other network capacity enhancements worth more than $120 million were activated in over 320 cities and towns across Alabama, including 22 new cell sites in 18 cities. Residents throughout the Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery metro areas now have access to the company's 4G LTE network for super-fast connectivity. In these areas, customers with 4G LTE devices can now take advantage of the nation's fastest 4G network with speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless' 3G network. The company's ongoing network investment in Alabama now totals over $830 million since the company was formed in 2000.
As a result of the company's ongoing investments, in the aftermath of even the most devastating weather, the Verizon Wireless network in Alabama. Verizon Wireless' storm preparation includes:
For more information on the Verizon Wireless network, products and services, visit www.verizonwireless.com.
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