Senator Jay Rockefeller and Verizon to Announce Plans to Launch 4G LTE in 10 West Virginia Metropolitan Areas

October 21, 2010

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ —

                 Senator Jay Rockefeller, Governor Joe Manchin and Tony
                 Melone, senior vice president and chief technology
    WHO:         officer for Verizon Wireless

                 Senator Rockefeller, Governor Manchin and Mr. Melone
                 will announce Verizon's plans to deploy its 4G Long
                 Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network in 10 West
    WHAT:        Virginia cities.

    WHERE:      Embassy Suites Hotel
                300 Court Street
                Salon CD
                Charleston, West Virginia 25301

    WHEN:       Wednesday, October 27, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

                 Verizon Wireless is deploying the world's first large-
                 scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to 38
                 markets and more than 60 commercial airports across
                 the nation, covering more than 110 million Americans.
                 The company will begin its West Virginia wireless
                 expansion and 4G deployment in Charleston this year
                 and roll out to other metropolitan areas throughout
    BACKGROUND:  the state by 2013.

                 While Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network promises much
                 more than speed, the first application gives
                 employees the ability to work at significantly faster
                 speeds and improved latency, increasing productivity
                 and the opportunity to get work done where their
                 business takes them.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 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.

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

Source: newswire

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