EVDO in the Valley?

Brent Finnegan -- March 28th, 2008

I saw a tweet about this a few hours ago, and just saw Briggman’s post on republitarian.com — apparently Verizon’s Evolution-Data (EVDO) high-speed, third generation wireless broadband network now includes Harrisonburg, or at least parts of the area.

From a Verizon press release earlier this month:

The network expansion is part of an aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless’ voice and data services. The company spent $300 million to enhance services and coverage throughout Washington, Baltimore and Virginia in 2007, bringing the network investment in the region to more than $1.8 billion since 2000.

4 Responses to “EVDO in the Valley?”

  1. Scott Rogers says:

    I was surprised and delighted to realize this afternoon that I was on an EVDO network in Harrisonburg. I was in Fredericksburg for much of the day (where I was on the EVDO network), and I thought my blackberry was acting up when I returned to Harrisonburg and was still on EVDO. It sure makes mobile web browsing snappy!!

  2. David Troyer says:

    It is about time, I have seen EVDO in much smaller towns than Harrisonburg (Boone, NC, anyone?)

    This will make it very tempting to buy an internet package.

  3. […] Inspired by Verizon Wireless’s recent expansion of their EVDO network, I spent some time this past weekend building a mobile search platform. […]

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