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Verizon Wireless Boosts Coverage In Collier County, Florida

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July 8, 2008

Chuck Hamby
Chuck.Hamby@VerizonWireless.com
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MARCO ISLAND, FL — Verizon Wireless has activated a new advanced digital cell site north of Marco Island along Isle of Capri Road (State Road 951). The new transmission site will enhance coverage between Marco Island and U.S. Highway 41 and provide expanded service to the new condominium communities in the area.

With the new site — which utilizes high-speed Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology — customers will enjoy clearer call reception and faster speeds when downloading music and games and sending text, picture and video messages. Customers using BroadbandAccess, the company's high-speed business data service, can now expect average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits per second and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps.

The new cell site is part of the company's continuing investment to expand coverage, increase capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network in Florida and throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $1.6 billion in Florida and more than $45 billion nationally since the company was formed. The company spent $178 million to enhance services and coverage throughout Florida during 2007 alone.

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Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 67.2 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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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