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Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Network Expands in Hartford County, Connecticut

  Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Network Expands in Hartford County, Connecticut

Business Wire

-- February 21, 2013

Verizon Wireless:

WHO:                Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s largest 4G LTE
                    network and largest, most reliable 3G network
                    Verizon Wireless recently activated new fourth generation
                    (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage across
                    three Hartford County, Connecticut communities. 4G LTE
WHAT:               empowers Verizon Wireless customers with compatible
                    devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos,
                    and download files wirelessly at speeds up to 10 times
                    faster than customers on 3G networks.
WHERE:              Bristol, CT
                    Burlington, CT
                    Collinsville, CT
                    Two years after its launch, the Verizon 4G LTE network is
                    available to more than 273 million people across the U.S.
BACKGROUND:         – close to 89 percent of the U.S. population. For a full
                    list of 4G LTE markets please visit
                    Verizon Wireless’ Hartford-area network topped the most
                    recent RootMetrics report for Data Performance and overall
                    Combined Performance in the Hartford market.
                    In 2012, Verizon Wireless completed $256 million in
                    wireless network enhancements across New England,
                    increasing the company's regional network investment to
                    more than $3.3 billion since its inception in 2000.
                    “4G LTE is changing the way customers interact with the
                    world via next generation apps, devices and solutions,”
                    commented Dave MacBeth, Executive Director of Network for
                    Verizon Wireless. “By investing in wireless broadband
                    we’re investing in local communities and economies where
                    our customers live, work and play.”

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,
NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit To preview
and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of
Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library


Verizon Wireless
Michael Murphy, 781-932-1213
Diane Carragher, 978-518-4509
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