Verizon Wireless Completes $301 Million In Washington, DC, Maryland & Virginia Network Enhancements In 2012

Verizon Wireless Completes $301 Million In Washington, DC, Maryland & Virginia
                         Network Enhancements In 2012

Company's Regional Network Investment Over Past Decade Exceeds $3 Billion

PR Newswire

LAUREL, Md., Jan. 31, 2013

LAUREL, Md., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Verizon Wireless today announced
the completion of $301.4 million in wireless network enhancements in
Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia in 2012, increasing the company's
regional network investment to more than $3 billion since its inception in

During the year, Verizon Wireless expanded its 4G LTE network, providing
customers with speeds up to ten times faster than 3G, to more than 470 markets
nationwide. Regional markets where the company activated its 4G LTE service
in 2012 included Harrisonburg, Martinsville, Staunton, Danville,
Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, and Charlottesville in Virginia.

Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $80 billion since it was
formed in 2000 to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide
networks and to add new services.

"Since 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $3 billion into our
regional wireless network to provide our customers in Washington, DC, Maryland
and Virginia with the fastest and most reliable mobile coverage," said Mike
Maiorana, regional president, Verizon Wireless. "Today's wireless consumers,
including business and government customers, need a wireless provider who
understands and anticipates their mobility needs. Verizon Wireless continues
to invest what's required to deliver a superior network experience every day."

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Timeline in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia

  oDecember 2010:

       oVerizon Wireless launched blazing fast 4G LTE network in the
         Baltimore/Washington, DC area with coverage extending to suburban
         Maryland and Northern Virginia as well as Annapolis.

  oAugust 2011:

       oVerizon Wireless extended 4G LTE coverage up I-270 Corridor to
         Frederick, MD, including communities of Monrovia, Urbana, Green
         Valley, Holly Hills and Futura.

  oSeptember 2011:

       oVerizon Wireless launched 4G LTE on campus at Virginia Tech and in
         surrounding community of Blacksburg, VA.

  oOctober 2011:

       oVerizon Wireless lit up Virginia markets of Richmond and Greater
         Hampton Roads, VA, including the communities of Norfolk, Newport News
         and Virginia Beach.
       oThe company also extended 4G LTE coverage further up I-270 Corridor
         from Frederick to Hagerstown, and announced plans to expand service
         south to Myersville, west to Clear Spring, north into Pennsylvania
         and east to Catoctin Mountain by year's end.

  oNovember 2011:

       oVerizon Wireless activated 4G LTE in Roanoke, VA and surrounding
         communities of Smith Mountain Lake, Christiansburg, Radford City,
         Buena Vista City, Lexington City and Rockbridge, VA.
       oExpanded Washington, DC 4G LTE footprint now includes southeast
         portion of Prince George's County, MD.

  oDecember 2011:

       oVerizon Wireless 4G LTE reaches 195 markets and more than two-thirds
         of all Americans.

  oApril 2012:

       oVerizon Wireless extends its 4G LTE coverage along the I-81 corridor
         in Virginia, reaching Harrisonburg, Martinsville and Staunton.
         Coverage is also enhanced southward from Prince William and Stafford
         Counties into Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

  oMay 2012:

       oThe beach communities in North Carolina's Outer Banks now have access
         to 4G LTE. Coverage also is extended in southwest Virginia to
         include Danville.

  oJune 2012:

       oLynchburg, Virginia comes online. Additional enhancements in
         Fredericksburg and surrounding counties are completed, and coverage
         is extended across the West Virginia border to Beckley.

  oJuly 2012:

       oVerizon Wireless activates its 4G LTE in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  oOctober 2012:

       oAdditional enhancements are made to provide continuous 4G LTE
         coverage from western Virginia to Bluefield, West Virginia.

  oDecember 2012:

       oJust two years after its initial launch, Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE
         coverage includes 470 markets nationwide, more than all other
         carriers combined.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest,
most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million retail customers,
including 92.5 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking
Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a
joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE,
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