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October 21, 2010

Verizon's Push to Talk Comes to Concord, NH

By Mini Swamy, TMCnet Contributor


Concord, N.H., has chosen Verizon's (News - Alert) Push to Talk Voice Service to improve overall performance and response time, and increase efficiency.

Edward Drouse, Concord’s director of information services, said that they needed a network coverage that was extensive and reliable, and Verizon fitted the bill. Discounted plans offered by other carriers were meaningless if services didn't function when needed.

Verizon Wireless will provide the city with 60 lines of Push to Talk on the BlackBerry Bold and the Motorola (News - Alert) Barrage along with access to e-mail, personal information managers, the Internet, and instant two-way communications.

Marc Stewart, major account manager for Verizon Wireless (News - Alert) said that the Push to Talk tool was ideal for employees, who needed to interact with one another on a daily basis, and also with colleagues in nearby towns when the need arose.

Verizon Wireless' 3G data network provides businesses in more locations than any other wireless carrier the ability to browse, stay connected to critical information and quickly share files. Aggressive investments of billions of dollars in its network every year; ensures that its network is always up and ready for expansion or the addition of new service.

Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone (News - Alert), Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. .

In a related news release, Verizon underscored its rapid deployment of the world’s first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution network with the company’s major network launch in 38 major metropolitan areas, covering more than 110 million Americans, by the end of the year. In addition, the company is launching 4G LTE (News - Alert) in more than 60 commercial airports coast to coast – both the airports within the launch areas plus airports in other key cities.


Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf


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