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Verizon Wireless Brings 4G LTE To Weirton, W.Va., And Steubenville, Ohio

November 4, 2013

WEIRTON, W.Va. and STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

    WHO:         Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) network and largest,
                 most reliable 3G network.

    WHAT:       Today, Verizon Wireless announced the launch of  4G LTE  in Weirton, W. Va., and Steubenville, Ohio.

                 Verizon Wireless customers in these communities can now experience the speed and capabilities offered
                 by the nation's largest 4G LTE network with the company's recent expansion of 4G LTE to the area.
                 Verizon Wireless was the first to offer

                 4G LTE services to markets in the region including Charleston, W. Va., Pittsburgh, Columbus,
                 Cleveland and Cincinnati, in December 2010, and has continued its expansion of the nation's largest
                 4G LTE network throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

    WHERE:      Verizon's 4G LTE network is now available:

    In Weirton, W.Va.;

    In Steubenville, Ohio;

    In the towns of Follansbee, W.Va.; Mingo Junction, Ohio; Wellsburg, W. Va.; Bethany, W. Va. and;

    Along W. Va. state routes 2, 7, 22,43.

                For street-level detail of coverage and more, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE.

    BACKGROUND:  Verizon Wireless has the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network.
                 Launched in December 2010, our 4G LTE network is available in more than 500 markets to 97 percent of
                 the population and covers more than 303 million people in the U.S., including those in areas served
                 by our LTE in Rural America partners. Our 4G LTE covers more than 99 percent of the company's 3G
                 network footprint. With the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, you can expect service at speeds up to
                 10 times faster than 3G.

                 The growth of the 4G LTE network has fostered development of new and innovative solutions as diverse
                 as LTE-connected cars and remote medical diagnostic options. One solution recently brought to
                 market is the Verizon 4G LTE Router, which can support wired and Wi-Fi-enabled devices
                 simultaneously, allowing users to take it on vacation or business travel to stay connected.

                 The company also offers a full line of 'smart accessories' across the categories of health and
                 fitness, lifestyle and toys that leverage its leading portfolio of mobile devices and networks. For
                 a full list of smart accessories please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories

                 To learn more about how 4G LTE is changing the ways Verizon Wireless customers communicate, please
                 visit http://news.verizonwireless.com/news/2012/11/4G-LTE-network-innovation.html.

    QUOTES:      "This is great news, and a win-win for West Virginia.  Building our technology infrastructure and
                 making certain every corner of our state has dependable, advanced wireless service remains one of my
                 top priorities,"  said Senator Jay Rockefeller.  "As Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, I
                 have tried to spur wireless investment in West Virginia and promote greater technology deployments
                 on all fronts. Verizon's expanded service in Weirton will create exciting new opportunities for the
                 area, particularly for local businesses and schools. I want to commend Verizon for its commitment to
                 expanding 4G LTE service in West Virginia, now to 28 markets in the state, since it first launched
                 LTE coverage here less than three years ago."

                 "4G LTE is changing the way customers interact with the world via next generation apps, devices and
                 solutions," said Mark Frazier, president-Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region, Verizon Wireless.
                 "By investing in wireless broadband, we're investing in local communities and economies where our
                 customers live, work and play."

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