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Verizon Wireless Launches 4G LTE Network In Watertown Area

October 8, 2013

WATERTOWN, N.Y., Oct. 8, 2013

    WHO:        Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE network
                and largest, most reliable 3G network

    WHAT:       Verizon Wireless activated 4G LTE technology on ten local cell
                sites last week, expanding the high-speed wireless network it
                started rolling out in the area over the summer and officially
                launching its 4G LTE network in the Watertown market.

                4G LTE lets Verizon Wireless customers use their 4G LTE-enabled
                devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, share
                music, and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than
                customers on 3G networks.

    WHERE:      The new network is now available throughout the Watertown area
                and along the I-81 corridor. Additional local cell sites will
                be upgraded with the new technology over the next several
                months, expanding and filling in coverage further.

                For street-level detail of coverage and more, please visit

    BACKGROUND: Nearly three years after its launch, the Verizon 4G LTE network
                is available to more than 300 million people in more than 500
                markets across the U.S, representing more than 99 percent of our
                3G network.

                The company has invested more than $65 million year to date to
                enhance and expand its network across Upstate New York.

                For additional details on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network
                visit http://verizonwireless.com/lte. To see how the Verizon
                Wireless 4G LTE network is impacting customers and businesses
                across the country, visit the Verizon Wireless News Center.

    MEDIA CONTACT:         John O'Malley

                           Verizon Wireless

                           585.321.7264 or 585.261.5899



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Source: PR Newswire