News Release

New Verizon Wireless Video Available: Connecting Residents And Relief Workers During Record Flood In Minot, North Dakota

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July 18, 2011

Maureen Cahill
mcahill@mcfarlandcahill.com
612-385-9164

Who:
Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network.

What:
New video, “Verizon Wireless Keeps Minot, N.D. Connected Amid Historic Floods,” featuring interviews with first responders, residents and Verizon Wireless personnel involved in the emergency response to the flooding of the Mouse River.

Where:
On the Verizon WirelessTV YouTube channel and in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library.

When:
Available now

Background:
In June 2011, the state of North Dakota faced record flooding, with the city of Minot under siege from the Mouse River. The river reached an all-time high level, breaking a record that stood for 130 years, forcing the evacuation of more than 10,000 residents. The Verizon Wireless network team added 55% more capacity to area cell sites and also deployed a Cell on Wheels (COW) temporary cell site for additional capacity. The company deployed more than 125 wireless devices to first responders and the Verizon Foundation donated $15,000 to the Mid-Dakota Chapter of the American Red Cross to assist those impacted by the flooding.

Learn more about Verizon Wireless’ emergency preparedness and support at www.verizonwireless.com/emergencypreparedness.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network.  The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 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.

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