News Release

Verizon Wireless Expands Digital Coverage In Sequim

July 29, 2001

Susan Shepard
susan.shepard@verizonwireless.com
503-408-2008

BELLEVUE, WA — In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for local residents, Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, has announced that it has expanded its digital network in Sequim.

"The new cell site will provide area customers with greater wireless network coverage and increased clarity when making wireless calls across the region," said Gregg Clausius, Pacific Northwest Area Executive Director-Network for Verizon Wireless.

The site, located in downtown Sequim, provides improved digital coverage east on Highway 101 to Simdars Road; west on Highway 101 to River Road, south on 7th Avenue to East Silberhorn, and north on Sequim to Woodcock Road.

The Sequim cell site is part of the company's $51 million investment this year in Western Washington to improve its extensive, nationwide wireless network.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28 million wireless voice and data customers. The coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications. Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 97 of the top 100 U.S. markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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