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Verizon Wireless Boosts Coverage At The Horseshoe Two And Mayhill Fire Command Posts To Help Emergency Crews Make More Calls

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May 11, 2011

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com  
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MAYHILL, NM — What:
Verizon Wireless deployed two wireless repeaters to boost coverage for emergency crews battling the Horseshoe Two Fire north of Rodeo, NM near the New Mexico/Arizona border; and for crews battling the Mayhill Fire in Mayhill, NM east of Cloudcroft, NM.

When:
The Horseshoe Two Fire repeater on-air effective May 10, 2011
The Mayhill Fire repeater on-air effective May 12, 2011

Network investment:
Since 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $375 million in its wireless network in New Mexico and El Paso, Texas, and more than $65 billion nationally.

Reliability:
In addition to its fleet of mobile equipment, Verizon Wireless’ reputation as the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G wireless network is supported by industry-leading redundancy and maintenance measures. This has proven particularly valuable during natural disasters and other emergencies across the country.

Standard Verizon Wireless network-reliability features include battery back-up power at all facilities as well as generators installed at all switching facilities and many cell site locations.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 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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