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Visitors To Smugglers' Notch Resort In Vermont To Ride Expanded Verizon Wireless 3G Network

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January 10, 2010

Michael Murphy
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Michael Byrnes
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Barbara Thomke and Karen Boushie
Smugglers' Notch Resort
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SMUGGLERS' NOTCH, VT — Verizon Wireless is investing in Lamoille County, Vermont, to stay ahead of rising demand for wireless voice, 3G multimedia and Internet access. Regionally the company has invested $2.6 billion into its New England network since 2000, including $192 million in 2009.

Consumer Advantages

  • New cell site provides increased wireless voice and 3G data coverage at Smugglers’ Notch Resort, as well as portions of the access road (Vermont State Route 108)
  • Expanded 3G data coverage at Smugglers’ Notch allows customers using notebook computers or smartphones the ability to:
    • Download and use cool apps, from mobile social networking portals to streaming radio
    • Browse the Web to keep up with news, sports, stock quotes, Hollywood gossip and more at faster speeds
    • Stream must-see video
    • Share e-mails with friends, family and co-workers that include picture and video attachments
    • Download and play vivid, rousing 3D games
    • Quickly download and play music favorites from Top 40 to Classical
    • Work on-the-go with rapid file sharing

View from Smugglers’ Notch Resort and Verizon Wireless
“Resort guests are thrilled with the availability of the Verizon Wireless network,” said Lisa Howe, director of information technology for Smugglers’ Notch Resort. “Many of our visitors come from large metropolitan areas where they are accustomed to wireless voice, multimedia and Internet access, and the expansion of Verizon Wireless service to the Resort and nearby areas gives our guests that familiar convenience.”

“Verizon Wireless’ 3G network coverage across New England is unparalleled,” said director for Network System Performance for Verizon Wireless, Richard Enright. “We’ve invested billions of dollars into New England believing that even the most sophisticated cell phone is only as good as the network it runs on. Our continued aggressive network investments provide customers with a 3G network advantage at home and on vacation.”

Wireless Investment
The company has invested more than $50 billion since its inception to increase the wireless voice and data coverage of its national network and to add new 3G services like Mobile Broadband and V CAST. As the carrier with America's largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network, Verizon Wireless cell sites in New England provide 3G wireless data connectivity.

Additional Information
Mobile Broadband Internet Access

Verizon Wireless' 3G high-speed wireless broadband network keeps customers connected. With Mobile Broadband from Verizon Wireless, notebook computer users can access e-mail, download files and browse the Internet at broadband speed (average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits per second and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps). A one megabyte e-mail attachment – the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file – can be downloaded in about eight seconds and uploaded in less than 13 seconds.

V CAST: Video and Music
Powered by the company's 3G high-speed network, 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. With content updated daily, customers can watch dozens of on-demand videos, including breaking news, weather, sports highlights and the hottest entertainment clips.

Most Reliable Wireless Network
The company’s ‘America’s most reliable wireless voice and 3G network’ reputation is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women throughout the country. By traversing more than one million miles annually on Interstate, U.S. and state highways, as well as major roads and surface streets in high-population areas – the equivalent of two roundtrips to the moon or 40 trips around the world – the test men and women confirm that voice calls and data connections are successful on the first attempt and stay connected. Vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than three million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless' network and the networks of other carriers.

About Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Smugglers’ Notch Resort is located in northern Vermont’s Green Mountains with skiing and snowboarding for all abilities on 78 trails and 1000 acres of terrain on three mountains. The Resort’s extensive family programs have been recognized by SKI Magazine, the Family Travel Forum, FamilyFun Magazine, and Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, among others. Lodging includes more than 600 privately owned and timeshare condominiums. Smugglers’ has received awards from SKI Magazine, the Vermont governor’s office, and other state environmental stewardship agencies for its innovative approach to environmental stewardship. The Resort is privately owned by the Smugglers’ Notch Management Co., Ltd.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving 89 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ 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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