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Verizon Wireless Continues Network Expansion In Georgia

Company Invests Over $145 Million to date in 2008 to Expand and Enhance Voice and Data Network

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December 7, 2008

Caran Smith
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ALPHARETTA, GA — Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, continues investments to expand and enhance its network across Georgia. Year to date, Verizon Wireless added more than 20 new cell towers and invested more than $145 million in the state’s network infrastructure.

In the third quarter of 2008, coverage was enhanced and expanded with new cell towers in the following Georgia and South Carolina cities:

  • Adel, GA – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage between Nashville and Adel along SR 76.
  • Aiken, SC – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage to the residents and travelers in Aiken County along US-1 north of I-20 to Monetta, SC.
  • Atlanta, GA – The two new cell sites provide Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage in Atlanta. The first site provides coverage for the residential neighborhoods of Niskey Lake and Kings Lake. The second cell site provides capacity around the Georgia Tech campus, Northside Drive and Marietta Street corridors downtown.
  • Canton, GA – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage to the areas around the intersection of Sixes and Bells Ferry Roads including the Bridge Mill Subdivision.
  • Conyers, GA – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data capacity in the area near Heritage High School. The site also expands coverage along Hwy 138 between GA 20 and GA 212.
  • Dacula, GA – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage south of downtown Dacula between Loganville and Grayson in Gwinnett County.
  • Dalton, GA – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data capacity in the Dalton area and along I-75.
  • Dublin, GA – These two new cell sites provide Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage along US Hwy 80 east of Dublin and to North Dublin.
  • Folkston, GA – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage along US Hwy 1 between the Race Pond site and Folkston city.
  • Hahira, GA – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage between Hahira and Barretts along SR-122 in Lowndes County.
  • Hardeville, SC – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage along Hwy 17 into South Carolina.
  • Homerville, GA – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage to residential areas along US-441 between Homerville and Fargo.
  • Metter, GA – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage between Statesboro and Metter in Portal, GA.
  • Norcross, GA – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage in Norcross along Beaver Ruin Road between Satellite Blvd and Burns Road.
  • Pearson, GA – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage north of Pearson along US 221 in Atkinson County.
  • Pebble Hill, GA – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage along SR 333 and CR 279 (Barwick-Morven Road) in Brooks County.
  • Pooler, GA – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage in businesses, apartments and homes, the tech industrial park and hotels near the Savannah/Hilton Head airport.
  • Smyrna, GA – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage along Cobb Parkway, north of Cumberland and east of Smyrna.
  • Tallapoosa, GA – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage in Muscadine, AL and Tallapoosa, GA along I-20 between GA and AL border.
  • Twin City, GA – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage in the Twin City area.
  • Valdosta, GA – This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage between downtown Valdosta and Naylor along US 84.

Verizon Wireless continued to expand its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network Revision A (Rev. A). In addition to the new cell sites listed, the company’s high speed technology was enhanced in towns and areas of Waynesboro, Swainsboro, Louisville, Sylvania, Griffin, Wrens, Millen, Metter, Gwinnett County, Warner Robins, Woodstock, Savannah, Rome, Fort Gordon, Jackson, Augusta, Thomson, Willacoochee, Bristol, Statesboro, Americus, Thomasville, Bainbridge, Cordele, Douglas, Americus, Thomaston and Perry. Additional capacity was also added at the Georgia Dome and Georgia World Congress Center facilities in Atlanta and at the University of Georgia’s football stadium in Athens.

With the enhanced network, Georgians have even more ubiquitous access to Verizon Wireless’ two prime services: BroadbandAccess and V CAST. With BroadbandAccess, customers can download a one Megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – in about eight seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 13 seconds. The company’s V CAST multimedia services offer customers the ability to download full song tracks, play cutting-edge 3D games and stream video clips straight to their phones.

“We’ve always believed that even the most advanced wireless device is only as good as the network it runs on which is why we have consistently invested in our network over the years,” said Jeff Mango, President Verizon Wireless Georgia/Alabama Region. “We will continue to invest right here in Georgia to ensure that our customers have the absolute best wireless experience here at home and across the country.”

The company’s continued investment in Georgia is part of Verizon Wireless’ ongoing effort to expand coverage, improve capacity and enhance the quality of its wireless voice and data network throughout the country. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $40 billion – $5 billion on average every year – since the company was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. Other examples of company leadership include being first to offer nationwide plans with unlimited calling and the only provider to offer a 30-day network Test Drive pledge that pays for calls if a customer isn’t satisfied and switches to another carrier.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 70.8 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 71,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: 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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