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Verizon Wireless Expands 4G LTE Coverage In Southwest Virginia

        Verizon Wireless Expands 4G LTE Coverage In Southwest Virginia

PR Newswire

LAUREL, Md., May 1, 2013

LAUREL, Md., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Verizon Wireless has activated a new
cluster of fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network cell sites
in four counties in southwest Virginia –Appomattox, Campbell, Halifax and
Pittsylvania. This new cluster of 4G LTE sites extend the company's network
footprint on Route 460 East of Lynchburg into Appomattox County and provides
coverage along Routes 501 North and South through Campbell and Halifax
Counties, and along Route 40 east and west towards Pittsylvania County.

Verizon Wireless customers in the following areas are now able to 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:

  oRoute 460 from Dinwiddie to Blackstone to Crewe
  oRoute 49 from Victoria and Chase City
  oAlong I-85 from McKinney through South Hill to the North Carolina state
    line
  oRoute 58 from Emporia to Clarksville.

"4G LTE is changing the way customers interact with the world via next
generation apps, devices and solutions," said Mike Maiorana, Regional
President. "By investing in mobile broadband, we're investing in local
communities and economies where our customers live, work and travel."

Already the largest commercial 4G LTE network in the nation, the Verizon
Wireless 4G LTE network is now available in more than 491 markets, reaching
287 million people and covering more than 95 percent of Verizon Wireless' 3G
network footprint. In 2013, the Verizon 4G LTE footprint will completely
cover the area served today by the company's 3G network.

In addition to offering the nation's largest 4G LTE network, Verizon Wireless
also ranks highest among all other national wireless providers in network
quality in the Mid-Atlantic Region which includes the state of Virginia,
according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Wireless Network Quality
Performance Study, Volume 13.

Verizon Wireless' ability to maintain this top-ranking in network quality
stems from its sustained investment in its wireless network. The company has
spent over $80 billion since it was formed in 2000 to increase the coverage
and capacity of its premier nationwide networks and to add new services. At
the regional level, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $3 billion on
wireless network upgrades since 2000, including the $301 million it spent in
2012 alone.

Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about the Verizon
Wireless 4G LTE network and a list of current markets. For more information
on solutions powered by Verizon, visit www.verizon.com/powerfulanswers.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest,
most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.9 million retail customers,
including 93.2 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. For the
latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at
http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at
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SOURCE Verizon Wireless

Website: http://www.verizonwireless.com
Contact: Melanie Ortel, Verizon Wireless, 240-568-1429,
melanie.ortel@verizonwireless.com, @VZWMelanie; Sherri Cunningham,
202-364-5856, scunningham@starpower.net
 
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