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Verizon Continues to Grow Its 4G LTE Network, Launching Service in Five New Markets and Expanding in Three Others on Jan. 19

January 18, 2012

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless, owner of the nation’s fastest 4G network, is kicking off 2012 by turning on 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) in five new markets and expanding the network in three others on Jan. 19. The continued growth of the 4G LTE network represents Verizon’s commitment to strengthening and enhancing the network and delivering the highest performance and reliability for its customers.

Following the launches on Jan. 19, more than 200 million people in 195 markets across the United States can take advantage of the blazingly fast speeds offered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Customers can choose from a wide variety of 4G LTE devices, including the Spectrum(TM) by LG, available starting tomorrow. The Spectrum by LG was one of six new 4G LTE devices announced at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). From the expanded 4G LTE DROID family, to the new Samsung Galaxy Tab(TM) 7.7 and the Verizon Jetpacks(TM), Verizon Wireless now offers something for everyone on its 4G LTE network.

On Thursday, Jan. 19, the company will turn on its 4G LTE network in Glens Falls and Utica, N.Y.; Lawton, Okla.; and Brownsville and McAllen, Texas. The company is also expanding its network on Jan. 19 in Atlanta, Houston and Spokane, Wash.

“As we enter 2012, Verizon’s 4G LTE network remains the largest by far in the United States, and we continue to grow the network and bring Verizon’s unparalleled 4G LTE services to more and more people,” said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless.

4G LTE Speed and Coverage

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast. Verizon Wireless’ 3G network is the most reliable high-speed data network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices today to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their area, or when they travel to an area already covered by 4G LTE.

4G LTE Markets

On Jan. 19, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will be available in 195 markets, including:

  • Birmingham, Ala.
  • Decatur, Ala.
  • Huntsville, Ala.
  • Mobile, Ala.
  • Montgomery, Ala.
  • Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Tucson, Ariz.
  • Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers, Ark.
  • Fort Smith, Ark.
  • Jonesboro/Paragould, Ark.
  • Little Rock, Ark.
  • Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Fresno, Calif.
  • Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Modesto, Calif.
  • Oakland, Calif.
  • Sacramento, Calif.
  • Salinas/Monterey/Seaside, Calif.
  • San Diego, Calif.
  • San Francisco, Calif.
  • San Jose, Calif.
  • San Luis Obispo, Calif.
  • Santa Barbara, Calif.
  • Stockton, Calif.
  • Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Denver, Colo.
  • Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Greater Fairfield and New Haven, Conn.
  • Hartford, Conn.
  • Dover, Del.
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Daytona, Fla.
  • Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Ft. Myers, Fla.
  • Gainesville, Fla.
  • Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Lakeland, Fla.
  • Miami, Fla.
  • Orlando, Fla.
  • Pensacola, Fla.
  • Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.
  • Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Tampa, Fla.
  • West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Athens, Ga.
  • Atlanta, Ga.
  • Augusta, Ga.
  • Savannah, Ga.
  • Hilo, Hawaii
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Kahului/Wailuku, Hawaii
  • Lahaina, Hawaii
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Bloomington, Ill.
  • Carbondale, Ill.
  • Champaign/Urbana, Ill.
  • Chicago, Ill.
  • Rockford, Ill.
  • Springfield, Ill.
  • The Quad Cities, Ill./Iowa
  • Bloomington/Bedford, Ind.
  • Elkhart, Ind.
  • Evansville, Ind.
  • Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Lafayette, Ind.
  • South Bend/Mishawaka, Ind.
  • Terre Haute, Ind.
  • West Lafayette, Ind.
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Iowa City, Iowa
  • Sioux City, Iowa
  • Wichita, Kan.
  • Lexington, Ky.
  • Louisville, Ky.
  • Baton Rouge, La.
  • Hammond, La.
  • New Orleans, La.
  • Shreveport, La.
  • Baltimore, Md.
  • Frederick, Md.
  • Hagerstown, Md.
  • Boston, Mass.
  • Fitchburg/Leominster, Mass.
  • Springfield, Mass.
  • Worcester, Mass.
  • Detroit, Mich.
  • Flint, Mich.
  • Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Kalamazoo, Mich.
  • Lansing, Mich.
  • Saginaw, Mich.
  • Duluth, Minn.
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
  • The Rochester Area, Minn.
  • St. Cloud, Minn.
  • Starkville, Miss.
  • Tupelo, Miss.
  • Kansas City, Mo.
  • Springfield/Branson, Mo.
  • St. Louis, Mo.
  • Lincoln, Neb.
  • Omaha/Council Bluffs, Neb.
  • Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Reno, Nev.
  • Manchester/Nashua, N.H.
  • Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Las Cruces, N.M.
  • Santa Fe, N.M.
  • Albany, N.Y.
  • Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Glens Falls, N.Y.
  • Ithaca, N.Y.
  • New York, N.Y.
  • Orange County, N.Y.
  • Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
  • Rochester, N.Y.
  • Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Utica, N.Y.
  • Asheville, N.C.
  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • Fayetteville/Lumberton, N.C.
  • Greensboro/Winston Salem/High Point, N.C.
  • Raleigh/Durham, N.C.
  • Wilmington, N.C.
  • Fargo, N.D.
  • Akron, Ohio
  • Canton, Ohio
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Dayton, Ohio
  • Findlay/Tiffin, Ohio
  • Lima, Ohio
  • Mansfield, Ohio
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • Youngstown/Warren, Ohio
  • Bartlesville, Okla.
  • Lawton, Okla.
  • Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Tulsa, Okla.
  • Portland, Ore.
  • Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, Pa.
  • Altoona, Pa.
  • Erie, Pa.
  • Harrisburg, Pa.
  • Indiana, Pa.
  • Johnstown, Pa.
  • Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • State College, Pa.
  • Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Pa.
  • Greater Providence, R.I.
  • Charleston, S.C.
  • Columbia, S.C.
  • Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.
  • Hilton Head, S.C.
  • Rapid City, S.D.
  • Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Clarksville, Tenn./Hopkinsville, Ky.
  • Cleveland, Tenn.
  • Dyersburg/Union City, Tenn.
  • Jackson, Tenn.
  • Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Martin, Tenn.
  • Memphis, Tenn.
  • Nashville, Tenn.
  • Austin, Texas
  • Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas
  • Brownsville, Texas
  • Bryan/College Station, Texas
  • Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • McAllen, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Temple/Killeen, Texas
  • Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Provo, Utah
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Greater Hampton Roads, Va.
  • Richmond, Va.
  • Roanoke, Va.
  • The Tri-Cities, Tenn./Va.
  • Olympia, Wash.
  • Seattle, Wash.
  • Spokane, Wash.
  • Tacoma, Wash.
  • Charleston, W.Va.
  • Appleton/Oshkosh, Wis.
  • Green Bay, Wis.
  • Madison, Wis.
  • Milwaukee, Wis.

Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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