Verizon Wireless Recognized as the Network Quality Leader in New England in Latest J.D. Power and Associates Study

  Verizon Wireless Recognized as the Network Quality Leader in New England in
  Latest J.D. Power and Associates Study

  Verizon Wireless’ 2012 Network Investment Tops $250 Million In New England

Business Wire

-- March 7, 2013

Verizon Wireless:

WHO:             Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s largest 4G
                      LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network
                      
                      Verizon Wireless ranked highest among all other national
                      wireless providers in New England, which includes
                      Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode
WHAT:                 Island and Vermont, in the J.D. Power and Associates
                      2013 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study(SM),
                      Volume 1, issued Thursday. This is the 17^th consecutive
                      reporting period that Verizon Wireless ranks highest in
                      the Northeast region.
                      
                      The J.D. Power and Associates study measured network
                      quality among U.S. wireless service providers. More than
                      27,000 wireless subscribers were surveyed by J.D. Power
                      and Associates between July and December 2012 about
                      their experiences with wireless voice, text messaging
                      and data usage. Based on their responses, Verizon
                      Wireless performed above the regional average in all six
                      regions and ranked highest among national wireless
                      companies in five regions, including the Northeast.
                      
WHERE:                Throughout New England, including Connecticut, Maine,
                      Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont
                      
                      Two years after its launch, the Verizon 4G LTE network
                      is available to more than 273 million people across the
BACKGROUND:           U.S. – close to 89 percent of the U.S. population. For a
                      full list of 4G LTE markets please visit
                      www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
                      
                      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.
                      
                      Since December 2010, when Verizon Wireless launched its
                      4G LTE network in the Metro Boston area, the company has
                      aggressively expanded its 4G LTE footprint throughout
                      all six states of New England. In 2012, Verizon Wireless
                      added 4G LTE coverage to 1,000 cell sites throughout New
                      England, providing customers with speeds up to ten times
                      faster than 3G networks.
                      
                      “We are committed to providing our customers the best
                      possible network experience,” commented Christine
                      Berberich, New England Region President for Verizon
                      Wireless. “In 2012 we invested $256 million into our
                      wireless networks across New England, empowering
                      customers to use smart devices and accessories in
                      faster, more innovative ways.”

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 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.

Contact:

Verizon Wireless
Michael Murphy, 781-932-1213
Michael.Murphy(at)verizonwireless.com
http://twitter.com/VZWMike
or
Diane Carragher, 978-518-4509
Diane(at)matternow.com
 
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