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Verizon Wireless Launches 4G LTE In Spokane, Washington, On June 16

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May 22, 2011

Scott Charlston
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BELLEVUE, WA — Verizon Wireless announced today that it is bringing the world's first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Spokane on June 16. Residents in areas such as Airway Heights, Liberty Lake, Mead, Otis Orchards, Spokane, Spokane Valley and the South Hill with 4G LTE smartphones, laptop modems and hot spots will be able to take advantage of speeds up to 10 times faster than the company's 3G network.

"We are making the best network even better so that Spokane residents, small businesses and local government can experience the fastest, most advanced wireless network in America," said Bobby Morrison, Pacific Northwest Region President for Verizon Wireless. "Our 4G LTE network is revolutionizing the way people communicate and we know this connectivity will enable new technologies for many years to come."

In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, 4G 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 began introducing the globe's first large-scale LTE network on December 5, 2010, covering more than 110 million Americans, and is quickly expanding national coverage, currently offering service in 55 metropolitan areas. The company is rapidly building out its 4G LTE network, and is on course to deliver 4G LTE to its entire 3G wireless footprint by the end of 2013.

As the first wireless company in the world to broadly deploy game-changing 4G LTE technology, Verizon Wireless is committed to building its 4G network with the same 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. The company's 700 MHz spectrum gives Verizon Wireless specific advantages with 4G, including a contiguous, nationwide network license.

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

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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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