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Verizon Wireless Launches 4G LTE In Fort Collins, Colorado, This Year

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March 21, 2011

Bob Kelley
Robert.Kelley@VerizonWireless.com
303-694-8990

DENVER, CO — Verizon Wireless announced today that it is bringing the world’s first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Fort Collins by the end of the year.

Customers in Fort Collins will join wireless users in 40 other major markets, including greater Denver, that are already experiencing the fastest, most advanced 4G mobile network in America. The company plans to offer 4G LTE in more than 145 metropolitan areas by the end of the year.

The 4G LTE network will include the core of Fort Collins and the Colorado State University campus, extending to Highway 14 and Interstate 25 to the north, Mulberry and Overland Park to the west, and Horesetooth and Interstate 25 to the southeast. In addition to Fort Collins, Verizon Wireless will also launch 4G LTE service in Colorado Springs.

The ThunderBolt™ by HTC, launched on March 17, is the first in a suite of consumer-oriented smartphones, tablets, hotspots and notebooks that will run on Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network by the middle of this year. The new consumer devices join two USB modems for laptops from Pantech and LG in transforming the wireless experience, offering consumers new ways to connect and share their lives at blazingly fast speeds.

Since its launch fewer than four months ago, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network has provided laptop users with 4G LTE modems with speeds up to 10 times faster than the company’s 3G network. In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.

Verizon Wireless’ 700 MHz spectrum gives the company specific advantages with 4G, including a contiguous, nationwide network license. The company is building its 4G LTE network with the same commitment to performance and reliability for which it has long been recognized. Verizon Wireless’ consistent focus on reliability is based on rigid engineering standards and a disciplined deployment approach year after year.

Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 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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