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Verizon Wireless Enhances 4G LTE Coverage near Sebago Lake in Maine



  Verizon Wireless Enhances 4G LTE Coverage near Sebago Lake in Maine

Business Wire

-- June 20, 2013

Verizon Wireless:

WHO: Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and
largest, most reliable 3G network

WHAT: Verizon Wireless recently enhanced fourth generation (4G) Long Term
Evolution (LTE) network coverage near Sebago Lake in Maine. 4G LTE 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: Verizon Wireless first debuted its 4G LTE network in Maine in June
2012. Recently, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network further expanded within
the following Maine communities:

• Baldwin

• Fryeburg

• Raymond

• Standish

BACKGROUND: “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.”

As of May 20, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available to more than
287 million people in 497 markets across the U.S., representing more than 95
percent of the companies’ 3G coverage. For a full list of 4G LTE markets
please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/lte.

The growth of the 4G LTE network has fostered development of new and
innovative solutions as diverse as LTE-connected cars and remote medical
diagnostic options. One solution recently brought to market is the Verizon 4G
LTE Router, which can support wired and Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously,
allowing users to take it on vacation or business travel to stay connected.

Verizon Wireless customers can also take advantage of HomeFusion℠ Broadband, a
residential Internet solution that uses the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to
bring reliable, high-speed Internet service to customers with limited
broadband options.

The company also offers a full line of ‘smart accessories’ across the
categories of health and fitness, lifestyle and toys that leverage its leading
portfolio of mobile devices and networks. For a full list of smart accessories
please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories.

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.

Verizon Wireless ranked highest among all other national wireless providers in
New England, which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,
Rhode Island and Vermont, in the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Wireless
Network Quality Performance Study(SM), Volume 1, issued March 7. This is the
17^th consecutive reporting period that Verizon Wireless ranks highest in the
Northeast region.

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
http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

Contact:

Media Contact:
Verizon Wireless
Michael Murphy, 781-932-1213
Michael.Murphy@verizonwireless.com
or
for Verizon Wireless
Diane Carragher, 978-518-4509
Diane@matternow.com
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