News Release

Video News Release, B-Roll: Arizona Network Story

Snowcats, Helicopters, Mountains and Cell Sites: See How Verizon Wireless Works Through Cold Western Winters to Build and Maintain its Network

March 23, 2010

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321
http://twitter.com/vzwsouthwest

Tom Pica
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7516
http://twitter.com/VZWNetwork

WHO:
Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network

WHAT:
“Arizona Network Story” video news release (VNR) and broadcast-quality B-Roll of:

  • Network technicians integrating the Verizon Wireless and Alltel networks in the area surrounding the Grand Canyon
  • Verizon Wireless winter network preparations, including changes implemented after recent survival training
  • Customer comments on Verizon Wireless service and coverage
  • Sound bites about Verizon Wireless network training and enhancement efforts

WHERE:
Both the VNR and B-Roll are available in Verizon Wireless’ Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia

The “Arizona Network Story” VNR is available on Verizon Wireless’ YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/VerizonWirelessTV

WHEN:
Available now

BACKGROUND:
Residents and vacationers visiting the Grand Canyon will enjoy even better wireless coverage thanks to recent Verizon Wireless efforts in Northern Arizona.

Verizon Wireless works year-round to strengthen and enhance its wireless network and stay ahead of growing demand. Verizon Wireless network technicians in the Arizona area, who are trained in winter survival, snowcat operations and working with helicopters, enhance the nation’s most reliable wireless network through improvements near the Grand Canyon.

In addition, the company has been working behind the scenes to integrate the former Alltel network, including most recently across Coconino and Yavapai counties in Arizona, which include Flagstaff, the Prescott Tri-City area, Sedona, the Grand Canyon, the Verde Valley, Williams, Tuba City, and Page. Learn more at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news/article/2010/03/pr2010-03-22b.html.

See how winter survival training made a difference during a Colorado blizzard here.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 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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